funicular funicular

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars
  2. (adj) relating to or operated by a cable

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Usage(s):

  1. A fire in a funicular train kills at least 150 people at a popular high-altitude ski resort in Austria.
  2. From there, it's on to gondola chases in Venice, funicular crashes in Rio and laser-gun shootouts and lovemaking in deep space.
  3. The funicular up Pike's Peak is 35 years old and for 21 years there has been a searchlight on the summit.

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  1. Providing statistics as to the share of commuters each transportation method received in Istanbul, TopbaÅŸ said: "Istanbul Electric Tram and Funicular Company, or IETT, has 22 percent, private buses have 20.4 percent, minibuses have 19.83 percent,...
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Kadir Topbaş Source: Hürriyet

  2. Roy Turnbull, vice-convener of the Badenoch and Strathspey Conservation Group, added: "Critics of the funicular consistently argued that it was likely to be an economic disaster, as it is proving."
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: Turnbull Source: Sunday Herald

  3. "The Federal Government seems to have washed its hands of the funicular train service. This is not the right way to do things," Lim told a press conference after launching the Penang Hepatitis Day at Queensbay Mall here.
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Lim Guan Eng Source: Malaysia Star

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