- to divert (a part of a current) by connecting a circuit element in parallel with another.
- to place or furnish with a shunt.
- to divert blood or other fluid by means of a shunt.
- the tube itself.
Origin of shunt
OTHER WORDS FROM shuntshunter, nounun·shunt·ed, adjective
Words nearby shunt
How to use shunt in a sentence
It’s possible that, if the cold front is shunted farther south and east, it deflects Elsa’s remnants out to sea after sideswiping the Carolinas.Elsa rapidly strengthens into hurricane, could affect Florida next week|Matthew Cappucci|July 2, 2021|Washington Post
Even if such investigators are trying to be objective, things understood by the irrational to be important triggers will be shunted off into the “questions remain” category.
The NHL ideally would need to wrap up its postseason before then to ensure that all of the finals games are on NBC and not shunted to a cable network, which would attract far fewer viewers.
So, it’s not that you’re shunting the bad cells to the placenta — and I know it’s semantics — but it’s that you’re selecting for the good cells in the baby and leaving everything else behind.New Genomic Study of Placenta Finds Deep Links to Cancer|Max Kozlov|April 8, 2021|Quanta Magazine
They are shunted around the nation, with little regard for how far from family they go.Could D.C. statehood reach all the way into the prison system?|Petula Dvorak|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
You know, like Nixon tried to shunt responsibility for the break-in on to Liddy, Sturgis, et al.
Television stations can turn down their ads for any reason or shunt them into any time spot.Is Super PACs’ Influence on the 2012 Presidential Election Overhyped?|Ben Jacobs|February 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Instead of attacking neighbors, why not shunt the wrath onto one poor soul who stands in for all would-be enemies?GOP Primaries Provide a Feast for Our Schadenfreude Appetite|Eric G. Wilson|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Once on the subject of jewels, it was difficult to shunt him off on another at short notice.The Second Latchkey|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
In place of a shunt, the voltmeter uses a coil of wire of high resistance (see R, Fig. 249) in series with the galvanometer coil.
In other words a voltmeter is connected in shunt, while an ammeter is in series with the circuit as is shown in Fig. 250.
When two or more conductors are connected in parallel each one is said to be a shunt of the others.
The shunt wound dynamo (see Fig. 286) sends a part only of the current produced through the field coils.