Funnel box
Funnel Fun"nel, n. [OE. funel, fonel, prob. through OF. fr, L. fundibulum, infundibulum, funnel, fr. infundere to pour in; in in + fundere to pour; cf. Armor. founil funnel, W. ffynel air hole, chimney. See {Fuse}, v. t.] 1. A vessel of the shape of an inverted hollow cone, terminating below in a pipe, and used for conveying liquids or pourable solids into a vessel with a narrow opening; a tunnel. [1913 Webster]

2. A passage or avenue for a fluid or flowing substance; specifically, a smoke flue or pipe; the iron chimney of a steamship or the like. [1913 Webster]

{Funnel box} (Mining), an apparatus for collecting finely crushed ore from water. --Knight.

{Funnel stay} (Naut.), one of the ropes or rods steadying a steamer's funnel. [1913 Webster]


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  • Funnel stay — Funnel Fun nel, n. [OE. funel, fonel, prob. through OF. fr, L. fundibulum, infundibulum, funnel, fr. infundere to pour in; in in + fundere to pour; cf. Armor. founil funnel, W. ffynel air hole, chimney. See {Fuse}, v. t.] 1. A vessel of the shape …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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