Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

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

funnel

1 noun
     
funnel
Related topics: Daily Life, Technology
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

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary