Shunt gun
Shunt Shunt, n. [Cf. D. schuinte slant, slope, declivity. See {Shunt}, v. t.] 1. (Railroad) A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free. [1913 Webster]

2. (Elec.) A conducting circuit joining two points in a conductor, or the terminals of a galvanometer or dynamo, so as to form a parallel or derived circuit through which a portion of the current may pass, for the purpose of regulating the amount passing in the main circuit. [1913 Webster]

3. (Gunnery) The shifting of the studs on a projectile from the deep to the shallow sides of the grooves in its discharge from a shunt gun. [1913 Webster]

{Shunt dynamo} (Elec.), a dynamo in which the field circuit is connected with the main circuit so as to form a shunt to the letter, thus employing a portion of the current from the armature to maintain the field.

{Shunt gun}, a firearm having shunt rifling. See under {Rifling}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Shunt — Shunt, n. [Cf. D. schuinte slant, slope, declivity. See {Shunt}, v. t.] 1. (Railroad) A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free. [1913 Webster] 2. (Elec.) A conducting circuit joining two points in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shunt dynamo — Shunt Shunt, n. [Cf. D. schuinte slant, slope, declivity. See {Shunt}, v. t.] 1. (Railroad) A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free. [1913 Webster] 2. (Elec.) A conducting circuit joining two points in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shunt rifling — Rifling Ri fling, n. (a) The act or process of making the grooves in a rifled cannon or gun barrel. (b) The system of grooves in a rifled gun barrel or cannon. [1913 Webster] {Shunt rifling}, rifling for cannon, in which one side of the groove is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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