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Shute

[shoot] /ʃut/
noun
1.
Nevil (Nevil Shute Norway) 1899–1960, British novelist and aeronautical engineer.
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  • Shute was a tall fellow, of slight make and excellent spring.

    Parkhurst Boys Talbot Baines Reed
  • Mr 'Skipper' Shute belonged to the last-named of the three classes.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • It's out in that direction,' said Mr Shute, pointing over his shoulder.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • Apparently he had struck Mr Shute, an unbiased spectator, as gloomy.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • The possibility of meeting Mr Shute had not occurred to Maud.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • It may, however, be remarked that she did not know Mr Shute.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • Secretly she was beginning to be somewhat afraid of Mr Shute.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • Arthur, luckier than Mr Shute, was not hampered by a too small silk hat.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • "If I fall off, ye may Shute me where I stand," returned Sweeny.

    Overland

    John William De Forest
  • In defiance of every Indian idea of propriety, Shute soon began to interrupt him with questions and remarks.

British Dictionary definitions for Shute

Shute

/ʃuːt/
noun
1.
Nevil, real name Nevil Shute Norway. 1899–1960, English novelist, in Australia after World War II: noted for his novels set in Australia, esp A Town like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957)
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Word Origin and History for Shute

shute

n.

1790, "channel, trough," dialectal combination of chute and shoot (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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