Shunt

Definition of Shunt

v. t.1.To shun; to move from.
[imp. & p. p. Shunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Shunting.]
2.To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.
3.To turn off to one side; especially, to turn off, as a grain or a car upon a side track; to switch off; to shift.
For shunting your late partner on to me.
- T. Hughes.
4.(Elec.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a galvanometer.
v. i.1.To go aside; to turn off.
n.1.(Railroad) A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free.
2.(Elec.) A conducting circuit joining two points in a conductor, or the terminals of a galvanometer or dynamo, so as to form a parallel or derived circuit through which a portion of the current may pass, for the purpose of regulating the amount passing in the main circuit.
3.(Gunnery) The shifting of the studs on a projectile from the deep to the shallow sides of the grooves in its discharge from a shunt gun.
Shunt dynamo
(Elec.) a dynamo in which the field circuit is connected with the main circuit so as to form a shunt to the letter, thus employing a portion of the current from the armature to maintain the field.
Shunt gun
a firearm having shunt rifling. See under Rifling.

Related Words

advance, avert, bear off, bowl, bunt, butt, carry away, carry off, cart away, change, deflect, delocalize, dislodge, displace, divert, draw aside, drive, ease off, edge off, fly off, forward, gee, glance, glance off, go off, haw, head off, impel, jib, lay aside, make way for, manhandle, move, move aside, pedal, pole, propel, push, push aside, put aside, relocate, remove, roll, row, send, set aside, sheer off, shift, shove, shove aside, shuttle, shy, shy off, side, sidestep, sidetrack, sidle, steer clear of, step aside, sweep, sweep along, switch, take away, thrust, transfer, treadle, troll, trundle, turn aside, turn away, turn back, veer off
Word:

Browse

Shrug
shrug off
Shrunken
shtetl
shtick
Shuck
Shucker
Shudder
Shudderingly
Shude
Shuffle
Shuffleboard
Shufflecap
Shuffler
Shufflewing
Shuffling
Shug
Shumac
Shun
Shunless
-Shunt-
Shunt dynamo
Shunt gun
Shunt rifling
Shunt valve
Shunt winding
Shunter
Shunting
Shut
Shute
Shutten race
Shutter
Shuttered
Shuttle
Shuttle box
shuttle race
Shuttle shell
Shuttlecock
Shuttlecork
Shuttlewise
Shwan-pan
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home