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Also see: shunting
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
shunt /ʃʌnt/ vb
- to turn or cause to turn to one side; move or be moved aside
- to transfer (rolling stock) from track to track
- to divert or be diverted through a shunt
- (transitive) to evade by putting off onto someone else
Etymology: 13th Century: perhaps from shunen to shun
- the act or an instance of shunting
- a railway point
- a low-resistance conductor connected in parallel across a device, circuit, or part of a circuit to provide an alternative path for a known fraction of the current
- a channel that bypasses the normal circulation of the blood: a congenital abnormality or surgically induced
- Brit informal a collision which occurs when a vehicle runs into the back of the vehicle in front