- noun a tube with a wide opening and a narrow tube, used when pouring liquids from one container into another
Cars & Driving
- noun a cup-shaped object tapering at the bottom to a small hole and a spout, used for pouring oil, fuel or water into relatively small openings
- noun a chimney for a ship’s engine
Origin & History of “funnel”
Etymologically, a funnel is something used for ‘pouring in’. The word comes via Provençal fonilh from Latin infundibulum ‘funnel’. this was a derivative of infundere ‘pour in’, a compound verb formed from in- ‘in’ and fundere ‘pour’ (source of English found ‘melt’, foundry, and fuse).