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Shuttle Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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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