verb (used with object)
- 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.
- shultz, george pratt,
- shunting engine,
Origin of shunt
Examples from the Web for shunt
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
The two armature coils are in series with the field-coils and the same disposition of the shunt or short-circuit D is used.The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla|Thomas Commerford Martin
How are the ends of the shunt winding of a compound dynamo connected?Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One|Nehemiah Hawkins
The thing that interests me is, the powers that be are not going to shunt us as they hoped.The Squire's Daughter|Silas K(itto) Hocking
The shunt which passes through the fine coil, S', commences at the point, P.
It would be cowardly to shunt this wretched task off on somebody else.Walter and the Wireless|Sara Ware Bassett
Word Origin for shunt
early 13c., "to shy, start," perhaps from shunen "to shun" (see shun), and altered by influence of shot or shut. Meaning "to turn aside" is from late 14c.; that of "move out of the way" is from 1706. Adopted by railways from 1842. Related: Shunted; shunting.
1838, in railway use, from shunt (v.). By technicians in the sense of "electrical conductor" from 1863. Medical use dates from 1923.