Pronunciation: (fun'l), [key]
—n., v., -neled, -nel•ing or (esp. Brit.) -nelled, -nel•ling.
1. a cone-shaped utensil with a tube at the apex for conducting liquid or other substance through a small opening, as into a bottle, jug, or the like.
2. a smokestack, esp. of a steamship.
3. a flue, tube, or shaft, as for ventilation.
4. Eastern New England.a stovepipe.
1. to concentrate, channel, or focus: They funneled all income into research projects.
2. to pour through or as if through a funnel.
to pass through or as if through a funnel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.