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FUNICULAR RAILWAY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does funicular railway mean? 

FUNICULAR RAILWAY (noun)
  The noun FUNICULAR RAILWAY has 1 sense:

1. a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars

  Familiarity information: FUNICULAR RAILWAY used as a noun is very rare.


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FUNICULAR RAILWAY (noun)


Sense 1funicular railway [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cable railway; funicular; funicular railway

Hypernyms ("funicular railway" is a kind of...):

railroad; railroad line; railway; railway line; railway system (line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight)

Meronyms (parts of "funicular railway"):

cable car; car (a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway)


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