funnel n Cp OED ~ sb1 2, 2 b for sense 1.
1 A stove-pipe; also the chimney of a lamp.
 1792 CARTWRIGHT i, 38 The kitchen chimney, being a wooden
one, and the roof of the dining-room, (which the funnel of the stove almost touched) took
fire to-day; but it was extinguished before they had received much damage. 1842
BONNYCASTLE ii, 125 [A] habitation which often contains the poor fisherman, and his
generally numerous family, the smoke escaping always from an old barrel, or a square
funnel of boards placed over the fire. 1895 J A Folklore viii, 35-6 Funnel
and funnelling are used in Newfoundland, and also in some parts of the United
States, for stove-pipe. 1921 FPU (Twillingate) Minutes 13 Jan Also a bill ... for
funnels for stove and other repairs. 1937 DEVINE 23 ~ s. An outport word for both stove
pipes, and lamp chimneys. T 141/64-652 An' here's the funnel, with smoke
comin' out of un, an' down over the weather edge was the end o' the house.
2 Jocular term for a top hat.
1927 DOYLE (ed) 67 "The Kelligrews Soiree": Oh, when I arrived at Betsey Snook's /That
night at half past eight, / The place was blocked with carriages / Stood waiting at the
gate. / With Cluney's funnel on my pate, / The first words Betsey said: / 'Here comes a
local preacher / With the pulpit on his head.'
3 A narrow
neck of land or isthmus; a passage between steep hills (P 148-61; Q 71-9).
4 Comb funnel bun, ~ cake: bread-dough baked
on a hot stove-pipe or stove lid; STOVE CAKE.
P 148-67 Funnel buns
consist of ordinary dough, wrapped around the funnel of the stove. C 71-97 Funnel cakes.
Instead of putting dough in pans to make bread, she just slapped it onto the funnel of
the stove and let it bake there.