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Shute

[shoot]
noun
  1. NevilNevil Shute Norway, 1899–1960, British novelist and aeronautical engineer.
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Examples from the Web for shute

Historical Examples

  • Shute was a tall fellow, of slight make and excellent spring.

    Parkhurst Boys

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Secretly she was beginning to be somewhat afraid of Mr Shute.

    The Man Upstairs

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • It's out in that direction,' said Mr Shute, pointing over his shoulder.

    The Man Upstairs

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • Apparently he had struck Mr Shute, an unbiased spectator, as gloomy.

    The Man Upstairs

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • The possibility of meeting Mr Shute had not occurred to Maud.

    The Man Upstairs

    P. G. Wodehouse


British Dictionary definitions for shute

Shute

noun
  1. 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

n.

1790, "channel, trough," dialectal combination of chute and shoot (n.1).

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