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.
Origin of shunt
Related Words for shuntedhalt, prevent, forestall, avoid, deter, foil, preclude, whirl, swivel, rotate, wiggle, veer, twirl, fluctuate, dangle, hang, lurch, wave, turn, pitch
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Contemporary Examples of shunted
By focusing on national interests, the interests of ordinary people are shunted aside, suffering in the long run.The Big Idea: Why Are Climate Change Negotiations Failing?
Paul G. Harris
July 12, 2013
Shunted into inferior schools, many African-American boys do not acquire the skills they need.Trayvon Martin Was the Victim of a Stereotype That Has Its Roots in Crime Statistics
Ralph Richard Banks
March 27, 2012
Historical Examples of shunted
"Tom Cutbill is shunted off the line, I see," said Cutbill, mournfully.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
He had been accepted at first, then coolly tolerated, then shunted to the outer edges.Alarm Clock
Everett B. Cole
We must be off if we mean to get round before our horse-box is shunted.The History of Sir Richard Calmady
Gangs of pruners, pickers, and packers are shifted and shunted as the crop demands.California
Forward, something was shunted from an express car with a heavy crash.Wanted: A Husband
Samuel Hopkins Adams
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.