NevilNevil Shute Norway, 1899–1960, British novelist and aeronautical engineer.
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Historical Examples of shute
Shute was a tall fellow, of slight make and excellent spring.
Secretly she was beginning to be somewhat afraid of Mr Shute.
It's out in that direction,' said Mr Shute, pointing over his shoulder.
Apparently he had struck Mr Shute, an unbiased spectator, as gloomy.
The possibility of meeting Mr Shute had not occurred to Maud.
British Dictionary definitions for shute
Nevil, real name Nevil Shute Norway. 1899–1960, English novelist, in Australia after World War II: noted for his novels set in Australia, esp A Town like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957)
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Word Origin and History for shute
1790, "channel, trough," dialectal combination of chute and shoot (n.1).
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