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funnel

1. a hollow utensil with a wide mouth tapering to a small hole, used for pouring liquids, powders, etc., into a narrow-necked vessel
2. a smokestack for smoke and exhaust gases, as on a steamship or steam locomotive

funnel

[′fən·əl]
(design engineering)
A tube with one conical end that sometimes holds a filter; the function is to direct flow of a liquid or, if a filter is present, to direct a flow that was filtered.
(naval architecture)
A smokestack of a ship.

funnel

funnel
The safe-approach area centered on the ILS (Instrument Landing System) glide path and normally considered to extend 0.5° above and below and 2° left and right. Aircraft inside the funnel should be able to land.
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Its masts trembled down to their stepping holes, and the clouds of smoke could hardly find way out of the narrow funnels.
The smoke was pouring from the funnels of the destroyer.
It was a low-studded room, with a beam across the ceiling, panelled with dark wood, and having a large chimney-piece, set round with pictured tiles, but now closed by an iron fire-board, through which ran the funnel of a modern stove.
One often sees a tourist, with the eloquent tears pouring down his cheeks, funnel his hands at his wife's ear, and hears him roar through them, "OH, TO BE THERE AND AT REST
We examined them successively, to see if one of them had not a funnel, showing that it had been tapped at some time or another.
At this moment, also, a long black funnel, crowned with wreaths of smoke, appeared on the edge of the waters.
A kind of arm carried a complicated metallic case, about which green flashes scintillated, and out of the funnel of this there smoked the Heat-Ray.
This blast is said to be caused by a narrow gap or funnel in the mountains, through which the river forces its way between perpendicular precipices, resembling cut rocks.
This canteen (with a funnel on its top, like a cavalier cap slouched over the eyes) was set on edge upon the puncheon, with the hole toward myself; and through this hole, which seemed puckered up like the mouth of a very precise old maid, the creature was emitting certain rumbling and grumbling noises which he evidently intended for intelligible talk.
Later there had been the stroll down to the field in the shade of the waning afternoon, to find out what time the men would be in for supper; and the sheer delight of breathing in the pungent smell of the straw as it came flying from the funnel, looking, with the sinking sun shining through it, like a million bees swarming from a hive, while the red-brown grain gushed, a lush stream, into the waiting wagon.
The last of the infantry hurriedly crossed the bridge, squeezing together as they approached it as if passing through a funnel.
Jav's screams rose weird and horrible in their ears, and then the three found themselves piled upon the royal couch of Tario, which had stuck within the aperture at the base of the marble funnel.