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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
shunt /ʃʌnt/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. [+ object]to force or turn (something) aside or out of the way:to shunt the tanks off to the side.
  2. [no object] to turn to the side:The railroad cars shunted off to the side.
  3. Surgery[+ object] to change the direction of the flow of a fluid by means of a shunt.

n. [countable]
  • the act of shunting;
  • Rail Transporta railroad switch.
  • Surgerya channel through which a bodily fluid is sent off from its normal path by surgical connection or by insertion of an artificial tube.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    shunt  (shunt), 
    1. to shove or turn (someone or something) aside or out of the way.
    2. to sidetrack;
      get rid of.
    3. [Elect.]
      • to divert (a part of a current) by connecting a circuit element in parallel with another.
      • to place or furnish with a shunt.
    4. Rail Transport[Railroads.]to shift (rolling stock) from one track to another;
    5. [Surg.]
      • to divert blood or other fluid by means of a shunt.
      • the tube itself.
    6. to move or turn aside or out of the way.
    7. Rail Transport(of a locomotive with rolling stock) to move from track to track or from point to point, as in a railroad yard;

  • the act of shunting;
  • ElectricityAlso called bypass. [Elect.]a conducting element bridged across a circuit or a portion of a circuit, establishing a current path auxiliary to the main circuit, as a resistor placed across the terminals of an ammeter for increasing the range of the device.
  • Rail Transporta railroad switch.
  • Surgery[Surg.]a channel through which blood or other bodily fluid is diverted from its normal path by surgical reconstruction or by a synthetic tube.
  • Anatomy[Anat.]an anastomosis.

  • adj. 
  • Electricity[Elect.]being, having, or operating by means of a shunt:a shunt circuit; a shunt generator.
  • Etymology:1175–1225;
    (verb, verbal) Middle English schunten, shonten to shy (said of horses);
    (noun, nominal) Middle English, derivative of the verb, verbal;
    akin to shun
    shunter, n. 

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    shunt /ʃʌnt/ vb
    1. to turn or cause to turn to one side; move or be moved aside
    2. to transfer (rolling stock) from track to track
    3. to divert or be diverted through a shunt
    4. (transitive) to evade by putting off onto someone else
    1. the act or an instance of shunting
    2. a railway point
    3. 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
    4. a channel that bypasses the normal circulation of the blood: a congenital abnormality or surgically induced
    5. Brit informal a collision which occurs when a vehicle runs into the back of the vehicle in front
    Etymology: 13th Century: perhaps from shunen to shun

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