shunt

[ shuhnt ]
/ ʃʌnt /
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verb (used with object)

noun

adjective

Electricity. being, having, or operating by means of a shunt: a shunt circuit; a shunt generator.

Nearby words

  1. shultz, george pratt,
  2. shulwar,
  3. shumen,
  4. shun,
  5. shunpike,
  6. shunt-wound,
  7. shunter,
  8. shunting engine,
  9. shunto,
  10. shura

Origin of shunt

1175–1225; (v.) Middle English schunten, shonten to shy (said of horses); (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.; akin to shun

Related formsshunt·er, nounun·shunt·ed, adjective

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Examples from the Web for shunter

  • I'm some shunter myself; but I dip the colors to Aunty: she does it so neat and sudden!

  • "There'll be some soft jobs going—then," murmured a shunter, who was getting on in years, reflectively.

  • This one was a shunter, another was a carpenter, a third was a waggon-builder, and so on.



British Dictionary definitions for shunter

shunter

/ (ˈʃʌntə) /

noun

a small railway locomotive used for manoeuvring coaches rather than for making journeys

shunt

/ (ʃʌnt) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for shunt

C13: perhaps from shunen to shun

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Word Origin and History for shunter
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Medicine definitions for shunter

shunt

[ shŭnt ]

n.

A passage between two natural body channels, such as blood vessels, especially one created surgically to divert or permit flow from one pathway or region to another; a bypass.

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