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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;
    shift.
  • 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.


  • 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
    n
    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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