- to shove or turn (someone or something) aside or out of the way.
- to sidetrack;
get rid of.
- to divert (a part of a current) by connecting a circuit element in parallel with another.
Rail Transport[Railroads.]to shift (rolling stock) from one track to another;
- to place or furnish with a shunt.
- to divert blood or other fluid by means of a shunt.
to move or turn aside or out of the way.
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.
- Electricity[Elect.]being, having, or operating by means of a shunt:a shunt circuit; a shunt generator.
(verb, verbal) Middle English schunten, shonten to shy (said of horses);
(noun, nominal) Middle English, derivative of the verb, verbal;
akin to shun