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 shunter
I'm some shunter myself; but I dip the colors to Aunty: she does it so neat and sudden!Torchy, Private Sec.|Sewell Ford
"There'll be some soft jobs going—then," murmured a shunter, who was getting on in years, reflectively.The Secret of the League|Ernest Bramah
This one was a shunter, another was a carpenter, a third was a waggon-builder, and so on.Life in a Railway Factory|Alfred Williams
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.