The smokestack. Used to eject smoke from a ship's boilers and maintain a fresh supply of oxygen to the fires. Collapsed funnels could cause a ship to lose speed due to "choked" boilers caused by the resulting inadequate draft.
The ship's smokestack. Some funnels have a "winged" upper portion to help send any exhaust particulates away from passenger decks. The ships of Carnival Cruise Lines feature this distinctive funnel feature.
This term refers to the end of the wire wrapping sleeve where the wire is inserted. The point where the wire is inserted the end of the wire wrap sleeve has been flared to make it easier to insert the wire.
A funnel occurs when one or more skydivers find themselves in an unstable body position and end up in a skydivers burble. The resulting loss of stability for the other skydivers usually causes the formation to break up.
Twice a year the Legislature has a self-imposed deadline for legislation to remain alive in the session. By the first funnel date, typically in February, most bills must have been approved by a committee in their chamber of origin to receive further consideration. The second funnel requires most bills pass either the House or Senate and win support in a committee of the opposite body to remain alive in the last month of the session. The second funnel typically comes in March.
A funnel is a mechanism for protecting resources in an SMP environment. A funnel achieves the same results as simple and complex locks, not by locking resources and code blocks but by forcing execution of a subsystem (for example, a device driver) onto a single CPU.
A situation that occurs when one person "steals the air" out from under another, causing both to descend faster. When occurring in the center of a large formation, this can appear as if the center of the group is being sucked down a drain.