- 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
How to use shunt in a sentence
I’ve shunted the majority of those apps to a cluttered, secondary screen.
Unfortunately, the CFP, in addition to being a cartel that caters to the 65 power schools while shunting the Group of Five schools to the side, is completely lacking in leadership.Coach K is right: College football and basketball need their own commissioners|John Feinstein|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Even as more and more blood gets shunted to the brain, that blood is carrying less and less oxygen as the breath hold proceeds, so gradually your levels of brain oxygen begin to decline.How Does Your Brain Respond When You Hold Your Breath?|Alex Hutchinson|November 25, 2020|Outside Online
Authorities shunted them off to a quarantine island where they endured squalor and isolation.
Though unconfirmed, the Holy See ambassador is reportedly being shunted to an apartment not far from the embassy.
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
He bristles at the way his colleague has been so casually shunted aside.David Petraeus: A Good General Is a Terrible Thing to Waste|Diane Dimond|November 18, 2012|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
Both boys narrowly missed being run down by an ore train as it was shunted out on the trestle.The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats|James R. Mears
Some trucks had been shunted from a train in front, and they, by some mistake, came running down the hill to meet the "Irishman."Little Folks|Various
Crack patrol commanders were not shunted into remote, lifeless Satellite Stations if their stand in the Government was high.Derelict|Alan Edward Nourse
Larry picked up the pouch flung him and accepted without remark this being abruptly shunted off the track.Children of the Whirlwind|Leroy Scott
But Souwanas, remembering his promise, adroitly shunted off the youngsters and resumed his story.Algonquin Indian Tales|Egerton R. Young