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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

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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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  • Shuttle Computer Group's Thin Clients Achieve VMware Ready(TM) Status
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  • Space Shuttle Endeavour Gets Spacehab Module for Museum Display
    A large piece of space equipment was installed in a space shuttle's cargo bay on Thursday (Oct. 9) for what was very likely the last time in history. In an event titled "Go for Payload," the California Science Center (CSC) in Los Angeles hoisted a Spacehab module into the open hold of the retired space shuttle Endeavour. The logistics module's a Read more on this news related to 'Shuttle'
  • New U.S. rockets include crew launch-escape systems
    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - Heeding a lesson from history, designers of a new generation of U.S. rockets will include escape systems to give crew members a fighting chance of surviving launch accidents such as the one that felled an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket on Tuesday. The U.S. space agency NASA bypassed escape systems for the now Read more on this news related to 'Shuttle'

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