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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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  • NASA Space Shuttle Data Tapped to Combat Climate Change
    The White House is looking to data from NASA's space shuttle program to help in the fight against climate change. President Barack Obama announced a suite of new initiatives to help people around the world prepare for drought, flooding, coastal storm surges and other severe effects of a changing environment. As part of that effort, NASA will publicly release s Read more on this news related to 'Shuttle'
  • Shuttle services added for Dodgers playoff games
    The Dodgers have added a shuttle service from the South Bay to improve access to Dodger Stadium for postseason games.LA Metro will offer the Dodger Stadium Express bus service, which includes the benefit of a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard from Union Station to Elysian Park Avenue. Read more on this news related to 'Shuttle'
  • Shuttle timetable emerges
    The Transport Workers Union has supplied the Illawarra Mercury with copies of a Gong Shuttle timetable - which the government has said does not exist. Read more on this news related to 'Shuttle'

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