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Shuttle Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads
  • public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points
  • badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
  • travel back and forth between two points

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  • badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers ,
  • public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points ,
  • bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads

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Shuttle Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A shuttle is a tool designed to neatly and compactly store weft yarn while weaving. Shuttles are thrown or passed back and forth through the shed, between the yarn threads of the warp in order to weave in the weft.

The simplest shuttles, known as "stick shuttles", are made from a flat, narrow piece of wood with notches on the ends to hold the weft yarn. More complicated shuttles incorporate bobbins or pirns.

Shuttles are often made of wood from the Flowering Dogwood, because it is so hard, resists splintering, and can be polished to a very smooth finish.

Originally shuttles were passed back and forth by hand. However, John Kay invented a loom in 1733 that incorporated a flying shuttle. This shuttle could be thrown through the warp, which allowed much wider cloth to be woven much more quickly and made the development of machine looms much simpler and easier to use.



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  • NASA's Second Shuttle Carrier Jet Lands on Public Display
    For the second time this year, a NASA jumbo jet used to ferry space shuttles across the country has been moved for public display. The younger of NASA's two modified-Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), known by its tail number N911NA, or NASA 911, was towed three-quarters of a mileĀ (1.2 km) on Friday (Sept. 12) from an aircraft operations facility to t Read more on this news related to 'Shuttle'
  • Downers Grove turns commuter shuttle over to Pace
    Downers Grove no longer will operate the town's shuttle system and will turn over complete responsibility Pace and a third-party vendor. Read more on this news related to 'Shuttle'
  • Hospital shuttle service on hold
    A Red Cross suggestion for a shuttle service between Wairau and Nelson hospitals is back to square one after their fleet of community vans was cut. Read more on this news related to 'Shuttle'

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