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shut·tle

 (shŭt′l)
n.
1.
a. Regular travel back and forth over an established, often short route by a vehicle.
b. A vehicle used in such travel: took the shuttle across town.
c. A route used by a vehicle in such travel: the Washington-New York air shuttle.
d. A space shuttle.
e. Travel between disputing parties by a diplomatic intermediary.
2.
a. A device used in weaving to carry the weft thread back and forth between the warp threads.
b. A device for holding the thread in tatting and netting and in a sewing machine.
v. shut·tled, shut·tling, shut·tles
v.intr.
To go, move, or travel back and forth, especially by a shuttle: business people who shuttle between European capitals.
v.tr.
1. To cause to move back and forth frequently.
2. To transport, especially by a shuttle: shuttle a scientific payload to an orbiting space station.

[Middle English shitel, shutel, weaver's shuttle, from Old English scytel, scutel, dart; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.]

shut′tler n.

shuttle

(ˈʃʌtəl)
n
1. (Textiles) a bobbin-like device used in weaving for passing the weft thread between the warp threads
2. (Knitting & Sewing) a small bobbin-like device used to hold the thread in a sewing machine or in tatting, knitting, etc
3. (Automotive Engineering) a bus, train, aircraft, etc, that plies between two points, esp one that offers a frequent service over a short route
4. (Astronautics) short for space shuttle
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the movement between various countries of a diplomat in order to negotiate with rulers who refuse to meet each other
b. (as modifier): shuttle diplomacy.
6. (Badminton) badminton short for shuttlecock
vb
to move or cause to move by or as if by a shuttle
[Old English scytel bolt; related to Middle High German schüzzel, Swedish skyttel. See shoot, shot]

shut•tle

(ˈʃʌt l)

n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. a device in a loom for passing or shooting the filling thread through the shed from one side of the web to the other, usu. consisting of a boat-shaped piece of wood containing a bobbin on which the filling is wound.
2. the sliding container that carries the lower thread in a sewing machine.
3. a public conveyance, as a train, airplane, or bus, that travels back and forth at regular intervals over a route.
5. (often cap.) space shuttle.
v.t.
6. to cause to move to and fro by or as if by a shuttle.
v.i.
7. to move to and fro.
[before 900; Middle English shotil, Old English scytel dart, arrow, c. Old Norse skutill harpoon; akin to shut, shoot1]

shuttle


Past participle: shuttled
Gerund: shuttling

Imperative
shuttle
shuttle
Present
I shuttle
you shuttle
he/she/it shuttles
we shuttle
you shuttle
they shuttle
Preterite
I shuttled
you shuttled
he/she/it shuttled
we shuttled
you shuttled
they shuttled
Present Continuous
I am shuttling
you are shuttling
he/she/it is shuttling
we are shuttling
you are shuttling
they are shuttling
Present Perfect
I have shuttled
you have shuttled
he/she/it has shuttled
we have shuttled
you have shuttled
they have shuttled
Past Continuous
I was shuttling
you were shuttling
he/she/it was shuttling
we were shuttling
you were shuttling
they were shuttling
Past Perfect
I had shuttled
you had shuttled
he/she/it had shuttled
we had shuttled
you had shuttled
they had shuttled
Future
I will shuttle
you will shuttle
he/she/it will shuttle
we will shuttle
you will shuttle
they will shuttle
Future Perfect
I will have shuttled
you will have shuttled
he/she/it will have shuttled
we will have shuttled
you will have shuttled
they will have shuttled
Future Continuous
I will be shuttling
you will be shuttling
he/she/it will be shuttling
we will be shuttling
you will be shuttling
they will be shuttling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shuttling
you have been shuttling
he/she/it has been shuttling
we have been shuttling
you have been shuttling
they have been shuttling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shuttling
you will have been shuttling
he/she/it will have been shuttling
we will have been shuttling
you will have been shuttling
they will have been shuttling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shuttling
you had been shuttling
he/she/it had been shuttling
we had been shuttling
you had been shuttling
they had been shuttling
Conditional
I would shuttle
you would shuttle
he/she/it would shuttle
we would shuttle
you would shuttle
they would shuttle
Past Conditional
I would have shuttled
you would have shuttled
he/she/it would have shuttled
we would have shuttled
you would have shuttled
they would have shuttled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shuttle - badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathersshuttle - badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
badminton equipment - equipment for playing the game of badminton
2.shuttle - public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
shuttle bus - shuttle consisting of a bus that travels between two points
3.shuttle - bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads
bobbin, spool, reel - a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
Verb1.shuttle - travel back and forth between two points
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

shuttle

verb go back and forth, commute, go to and fro, alternate, ply, shunt, seesaw They have shuttled back and forth between the three capitals.
Translations
قِطار أو طَيارَه مكوكيَّهمَكّوكمَكُّوكوَشيعَة
člunekkyvadlová dopravaraketoplán
pendulruterumskibskyttelundertråd
sukkula
šatl
hajóingajáratvetélõ
skytta
定期往復便
근거리 왕복
plunksninukasreguliari transporto linijareguliarus reisasšaudyklė
atspolekuģītisregulāra transporta līnijaregulāri reisi
člnokkyvadlová doprava
skyttel
กระสวย
karşılıklı sefer yapan araçmasura mekiğimekikmekik servisi
xe con thoi

shuttle

[ˈʃʌtl]
A. N
1. (for weaving, sewing) → lanzadera f
2. (Aer) → puente m aéreo; (= plane, train etc) → servicio m regular de enlace
air shuttlepuente m aéreo
3. (Space) (also space shuttle) → lanzadera f or transbordador m espacial
4. (in badminton) (= shuttlecock) → volante m
B. VI [person] (= go regularly) → ir y venir (between entre)
C. VT (= transport) → transportar, trasladar
D. CPD shuttle flight Nvuelo m de puente aéreo
shuttle diplomacy Nviajes mpl diplomáticos
shuttle service Nservicio m regular de enlace

shuttle

[ˈʃʌtəl]
n
(also space shuttle) → navette f
(= bus, train, plane) → navette f
vi [vehicle, person] → faire la navette
to shuttle to and fro → faire la navette
to shuttle back and forth → faire la navette
to shuttle between → faire la navette entre
vt [+ passengers] → transporter par un système de navetteshuttle bus nnavette f

shuttle

n
(of loom, sewing machine)Schiffchen nt
(= shuttle service)Pendelverkehr m; (= plane/train etc)Pendelflugzeug nt/-zug metc; (= space shuttle)Raumtransporter m, → Spaceshuttle m
(= shuttlecock)Federball m
vt passengers, goodshin- und hertransportieren; to shuttle somebody aroundjdn herumschieben; the form was shuttled around between different departmentsdas Formular wurde in den verschiedenen Abteilungen herumgereicht
vi (people)pendeln; (goods)hin- und hertransportiert werden; (forms)herumgereicht werden

shuttle

:
shuttle bus
nShuttlebus m, → Pendelbus m
shuttlecock
nFederball m
shuttle diplomacy
shuttle service

shuttle

[ˈʃʌtl]
1. n
a. (of loom) → spola, navetta; (of sewing machine) → spoletta
b. (fig) (plane) → navetta
2. vi (subj, vehicle, person) → fare la spola
3. vt (to and fro, passengers) → portare avanti e indietro
I was/the papers were shuttled from one department to another → sono stato sballottato/la pratica è stata mandata da un ufficio all'altro

shuttle

(ˈʃatl) noun
1. in weaving, a piece of equipment for carrying the thread backwards and forwards across the other threads.
2. a piece of machinery for making loops in the lower thread in a sewing-machine.
3. an air, train or other transport service etc which operates constantly backwards and forwards between two places. an airline shuttle between London and Edinburgh; space shuttle (= a craft travelling between space stations).
ˈshuttlecock noun
a rounded cork etc, with feathers etc fixed in it, used in the game of badminton.

shuttle

مَكُّوك raketoplán pendulrute Pendelfahrzeug λεωφορείο γραμμής lanzadera sukkula navette šatl navetta 定期往復便 근거리 왕복 ruimteveer pendlertransport transport wahadłowy ônibus espacial, vaivém космический корабль многоразового использования skyttel กระสวย karşılıklı sefer yapan araç xe con thoi 航天飞机
References in classic literature ?
As I kept passing and repassing the filling or woof of marline between the long yarns of the warp, using my own hand for the shuttle, and as Queequeg, standing sideways, ever and anon slid his heavy oaken sword between the threads, and idly looking off upon the water, carelessly and unthinkingly drove home every yarn: I say so strange a dreaminess did there then reign all over the ship and all over the sea, only broken by the intermitting dull sound of the sword, that it seemed as if this were the Loom of Time, and I myself were a shuttle mechanically weaving and weaving away at the Fates.
Through the lacings of the leaves, the great sun seemed a flying shuttle weaving the unwearied verdure.
Silas's hand satisfied itself with throwing the shuttle, and his eye with seeing the little squares in the cloth complete themselves under his effort.
But the greatest curiosity, upon which the fate of the island depends, is a loadstone of a prodigious size, in shape resembling a weaver's shuttle.
As for herself, she was busy at her loom, shooting her golden shuttle through the warp and singing beautifully.
But just listen to the pleasant voices of those maidens, and that buzz of the loom, as the shuttle passes to and fro," said another comrade.
She heard the cry coming as from the wall, and trembled in every limb; the shuttle fell from her hands, and again she spoke to her waiting-women.
The cradle-rockers had done hard duty for so many years, under the weight of so many children, on that flagstone floor, that they were worn nearly flat, in consequence of which a huge jerk accompanied each swing of the cot, flinging the baby from side to side like a weaver's shuttle, as Mrs Durbeyfield, excited by her song, trod the rocker with all the spring that was left in her after a long day's seething in the suds.
Thus property is as an instrument to living; an estate is a multitude of instruments; so a slave is an animated instrument, but every one that can minister of himself is more valuable than any other instrument; for if every instrument, at command, or from a preconception of its master's will, could accomplish its work (as the story goes of the statues of Daedalus; or what the poet tells us of the tripods of Vulcan, "that they moved of their own accord into the assembly of the gods "), the shuttle would then weave, and the lyre play of itself; nor would the architect want servants, or the [1254a] master slaves.
Where had been formerly but the click of the shuttle was soon the roar of 'power,' handlooms were pushed into a corner as a room is cleared for a dance; every morning at half-past five the town was wakened with a yell, and from a chimney-stack that rose high into our caller air the conqueror waved for evermore his flag of smoke.
The poem swung in majestic rhythm to the cool tumult of interstellar conflict, to the onset of starry hosts, to the impact of cold suns and the flaming up of nebular in the darkened void; and through it all, unceasing and faint, like a silver shuttle, ran the frail, piping voice of man, a querulous chirp amid the screaming of planets and the crash of systems.
And through it all, a flying shuttle, weaving the golden dazzling thread of personality, moved the form of her little, indomitable mother, eight years old, and nine ere the great traverse was ended, a necromancer and a law-giver, willing her way, and the way and the willing always good and right.