from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as funnelform.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped in the form of a funnel


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Honeywell International Inc., the maker of the T-Hawk, has supplied four of the funnel-shaped drones to help Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant's operator.

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  • Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) has sticky serrated leaves; yellow, funnel-shaped flowers; and a stale scent.


  • Her larynx — a funnel-shaped organ made of cartilage and muscle that contains the vocal cords — had been fractured.

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  • Standing outside her Hyundai, Taylor Barley was selling small individual packets of tissues and something called the UriMate, a funnel-shaped contraption that allows women to stay on their feet when using a portable toilet.

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  • Watch players bound onto the field in flannel uniforms, hear jazz piped through the funnel-shaped speakers, lick a snowcone, and good luck convincing yourself that, on the way from the parking lot, you did not pass through a wormhole in time to 1910.

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  • Connecting the well to a third vessel would allow BP and the Obama administration to make a final decision about replacing a leaky, funnel-shaped collection cap with a bolt-on seal that would route oil and gas from the well to the surface.

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  • The centerpiece of the renovated complex will be a funnel-shaped, ramped observation tower inserted between the older buildings.

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  • The term derives from a funnel-shaped storage bin filled from the top and emptied from the bottom, which is often used to house grain or coal.


  • Seconds after Justin Chanda pulled the Prius convertible off Interstate 44, he spotted something out the corner of his eye—a funnel-shaped cloud.

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  • AT THE Sixth Vertex, the funnel-shaped cavern was still bathed in the glare of the unearthly white light plunging into the abyss.


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