funnelled funnelled

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. Within the space of 18 km, rafters are funnelled through nine rapids, four of which reach the mythical grade five status.
  2. The Orion is a white ship, one-funnelled, 3,096 tons, 1,800 h.

News

  • EU mismanaging 1 bln euro aid programme to Egypt: report

    By Ethan Bilby BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is failing to ensure that hundreds of millions of euros in aid to Egypt is used effectively and to make the Islamist government tackle corruption and human rights abuses, a European Court of Auditors report said on Tuesday. The Luxembourg-based agency said the 1 billion euro package for Egypt from 2007 to 2013 was funnelled primarily into ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Brown said Eroshevich and Kapoor "violated their ethical obligations as physicians, while Mr Stern funnelled highly addictive drugs to Ms Smith".
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Jerry Brown Source: News24

  2. "Ms Lee's idea that south Auckland people are criminals who should be funnelled through Mt Albert and directly into west Auckland is just ridiculous," Goff says.
    on May 13, 2009 By: Phil Goff Source: TVNZ

Word of the Day
periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /