adjective Electricity.

noting a motor or a generator that has the field circuit connected in parallel with the armature winding.

Compare series-wound.

Origin of shunt-wound

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formsshunt winding, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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electrical engineering (of a motor or generator) having the field and armature circuits connected in parallelCompare series-wound
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