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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
shunt /ʃʌnt/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to force or turn (something) aside or out of the way:[+ object]to shunt the tanks off to the side.
  2. to turn to the side:[no object]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]
  1. the act of shunting;
    shift.
  2. Rail Transporta railroad switch.
  3. 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 © 2017
shunt  (shunt),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to shove or turn (someone or something) aside or out of the way.
  2. to sidetrack;
    get rid of.
  3. Electricity
    • 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 Transportto shift (rolling stock) from one track to another;
    switch.
  5. Surgery
    • 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;
    switch.

n. 
  1. the act of shunting;
    shift.
  2. ElectricityAlso called  bypass. 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.
  3. Rail Transporta railroad switch.
  4. Surgerya channel through which blood or other bodily fluid is diverted from its normal path by surgical reconstruction or by a synthetic tube.
  5. Anatomyan anastomosis.

adj. 
  1. Electricitybeing, having, or operating by means of a shunt:a shunt circuit; a shunt generator.
shunter, n. 
  • 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


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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