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Shuttle Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    shuttle n
  1. badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers [syn: shuttlecock, bird, birdie]
  2. public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points
  3. bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads v : travel back and forth between two points
Shuttle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shuttle \Shut"tle\, n. [Also shittle, OE. schitel, scytyl, schetyl; cf. OE. schitel a bolt of a door, AS. scyttes; all from AS. sce['o]tan to shoot; akin to Dan. skyttel, skytte, shuttle, dial. Sw. skyttel, sk["o]ttel. [root]15
  1. See Shoot, and cf. Shittle, Skittles.]
  2. An instrument used in weaving for passing or shooting the thread of the woof from one side of the cloth to the other between the threads of the warp. Like shuttles through the loom, so swiftly glide My feathered hours. --Sandys.
  3. The sliding thread holder in a sewing machine, which carries the lower thread through a loop of the upper thread, to make a lock stitch.
  4. A shutter, as for a channel for molten metal. [R.] Shuttle box (Weaving), a case at the end of a shuttle race, to receive the shuttle after it has passed the thread of the warp; also, one of a set of compartments containing shuttles with different colored threads, which are passed back and forth in a certain order, according to the pattern of the cloth woven. Shutten race, a sort of shelf in a loom, beneath the warp, along which the shuttle passes; a channel or guide along which the shuttle passes in a sewing machine. Shuttle shell (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of marine gastropods of the genus Volva, or Radius, having a smooth, spindle-shaped shell prolonged into a channel at each end.
Shuttle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shuttle \Shut"tle\, v. i. To move backwards and forwards, like a shuttle. I had to fly far and wide, shutting athwart the big Babel, wherever his calls and pauses had to be. --Carlyle.

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  • Shuttle: Shuttle may refer to. Transportation : Spacecraft. Buran (spacecraft), the vehicle for the Soviet space shuttle program. Space Shuttle , the ...
  • Space Shuttle: The Space Shuttle is a reusable launch system and orbital spacecraft operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...
  • Space Shuttle program: NASA 's Space Shuttle program, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States government's current manned ...
  • 42nd Street Shuttle: The 42nd Street Shuttle is a New York City Subway shuttle train service that operates in Manhattan . Central/Times Square Shuttle, since ...
  • Space Shuttle orbiter: The Space Shuttle orbiter is the orbital spacecraft of the Space Shuttle program operated by NASA , the space agency of the United ...
  • Shuttle (weaving): A shuttle is a tool designed to neatly and compactly store weft yarn while weaving . Shuttles are thrown or passed back and forth through ...
  • Shuttle roller coaster: A shuttle roller coaster is any roller coaster that ultimately does not make a complete circuit, but rather reverses at some point ...

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