noun. a railway up the side of a mountain pulled by a moving cable and having counterbalancing ascending and descending cars.
- railroad line
- railway line
- cable railway
- cable car
- railway system
- funiculus (Latin)
Example sentences of the word funicular
1. Noun, singular or mass
Climb the steps to explore it on foot or ride up the hill in the funicular.
Travel from the marina to the center of town is by taxi, bus or by funicular railway, which slices through lemon groves on the way to town.