funnel funnel  /ˈfə nəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
  2. (n) a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth
  3. (n) (nautical) smokestack consisting of a shaft for ventilation or the passage of smoke (especially the smokestack of a ship)
  4. (v) move or pour through a funnel

Usage(s):

  1. Inventor Kenji Kawakami demonstrates his funnel glasses designed to guide eyedrops so that they never miss their mark.
  2. You put freshly ground coffee in the large funnel on top, insert the funnel's rubber gasket tightly into the water-filled carafe below, push ON and stand back.
  3. Wilson expresses no regret over using his power base in Washington to covertly funnel billions in arms through the CIA to the so-called freedom fighters.

News

  1. 70 mph gust, 1.75-inch hail, funnel cloud spotted near Saginaw

    The National Weather Service says a wave of severe thunderstorms has hit parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, generating winds gusting to 70 miles per hour, golf-ball size hail and a funnel cloud.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Funnel Cloud Passes Through Town

    HARRISBURG, Ore. — Residents are still talking about the funnel cloud that touched down in Harrisburg on Thursday. People we spoke to say the day started just like any other, but the weather turned bizarre shortly before 5 p.m when the funnel cloud made its presence known. Friends and neighbors who spotted it immediately began … Continue reading »
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KEZI 9 Eugene

  3. Funnel Cloud Spotted in Harrisburg

    HARRISBURG, Ore. — A funnel cloud was spotted and photographed in Harrisburg; meanwhile, an EF 1 tornado touched down in McMinnville. The National Weather Service sent a team from Portland to investigate damage in the area. The funnel cloud in Harrisburg appears to have materialized shortly before 5:00 p.m. There are no reports of damage from … Continue reading »
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KEZI 9 Eugene

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Quotes

  1. "The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money," writes Taibbi.
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Matt Taibbi Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "It seems like Bruce Allen is trying to funnel this atmosphere toward a positive situation," longtime offensive lineman Raleigh McKenzie said. "It can't do nothing but go up."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Raleigh McKenzie Source: The Associated Press

  3. "We gave him a single look, then we double-teamed him, then we gave him a triple-team and he split the triple-team and scored," coach Avery Johnson said. "We tried to zone him, we tried to funnel him in the trap for a zone and he went the...
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Avery Johnson Source: Hartford Courant

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