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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old Provençal
Origin: fonilh, from Latin infundibulum, from fundere 'to pour'

funnel

1 noun
     
funnel
fun‧nel1 [countable]
1TD a thin tube with a wide top that you use for pouring liquid into a container with a narrow opening, such as a bottle
2TT British English a metal chimney that allows smoke from a steam engine or steam-ship to get out
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