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.
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Origin of shunt
OTHER WORDS FROM shuntshunter, nounun·shunt·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for shunt
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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
He pointed to two other trains in front that had been shunted to make room for them.Lady Merton, Colonist|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Something had gone wrong with the schedule that evening, and the passengers of the 5:27 had been shunted to the 5:30.Plum Pudding|Christopher Morley
Gangs of pruners, pickers, and packers are shifted and shunted as the crop demands.California|Mary Austin
"That was splendid, Peter," Mr. Harry whispered, as he shunted him into the butler's pantry.Much Ado About Peter|Jean Webster
Not the first time by a good many that you've 'shunted off the straight,' Seraph?Under Two Flags|Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]