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Meaning of SHUTTLE

Pronunciation:  'shutl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads
  2. [n]  public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points
  3. [n]  badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
  4. [v]  travel back and forth between two points

SHUTTLE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bird, birdie, shuttlecock
 See Also: badminton equipment, bobbin, go, locomote, move, public transport, reel, shuttle bus, spool, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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]159. See
    {Shoot}, and cf. {Shittle}, {Skittles}.]
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
  2. \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.