Pronunciation: (fun'l),[key] —n., v.,-neled, -nel•ing or (esp. Brit.)-nelled, -nel•ling.
—n. 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.
—v.t. 1. to concentrate, channel, or focus: They funneled all income into research projects. 2. to pour through or as if through a funnel.