shuttle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English shittle, shutle, from Old English scutel, scytel dart; akin to Old Norse skutill bolt, Old English scēotan to shoot — more at shoot Date: 14th century 1. a. a device used in weaving for passing the thread of the weft between the threads of the warp b. a spindle-shaped device holding the thread in tatting, knotting, or netting c. a sliding thread holder for the lower thread of a sewing machine that carries the lower thread through a loop of the upper thread to make a stitch 2. shuttlecock 3. a. a going back and forth regularly over an often short route by a vehicle b. (1) an established route used in a shuttle (2) a vehicle used in a shuttle <
a shuttle bus
>
c. space shuttleshuttleless adjective II. verb (shuttled; shuttling) Date: 1550 transitive verb 1. to cause to move or travel back and forth frequently 2. to transport in, by, or as if by a shuttle <
shuttled them to school
>
intransitive verb 1. to move or travel back and forth frequently 2. to move by or as if by a shuttle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shuttle — Shuttle …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Shuttle — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shuttle — shut‧tle [ˈʆʌtl] noun [countable] TRAVEL a plane, bus, or train that goes backwards and forwards between two places: • The hotel provides a shuttle bus that takes you to and from the airport. * * * shuttle UK US /ˈʃʌtl/ noun [C] TRANSPORT ► a… …   Financial and business terms

  • shuttle — [shut′ l] n. [ME schutylle < OE scytel, missile < base of sceotan, to SHOOT: so called because shot to and fro with the thread in weaving] 1. a) an instrument containing a reel or spool of the woof thread, used in weaving to carry the… …   English World dictionary

  • shuttle — [n] space shuttle airplane, plane, shuttle bus, spacecraft, spaceport, train, transporter; concept 504 shuttle [v] travel back and forth commute, drive back and forth, go back and forth, transport to and fro, travel; concept 224 …   New thesaurus

  • Shuttle — Shut tle, v. i. To move backwards and forwards, like a shuttle. [1913 Webster] I had to fly far and wide, shutting athwart the big Babel, wherever his calls and pauses had to be. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shuttle — /ʃʌtl/, it. / ʃat:ol/ s. ingl. [abbrev. della locuz. space shuttle navicella spaziale ], usatoin ital. al masch. (aeron.) [veicolo in grado di compiere ripetuti voli nello spazio] ▶◀ navetta spaziale …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • shuttle — ► NOUN 1) a form of transport that travels regularly between two places. 2) (in weaving) a bobbin with two pointed ends used for carrying the weft thread across the cloth, between the warp threads. 3) a bobbin carrying the lower thread in a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Shuttle — Shuttle,der:1.⇨Pendelverkehr–2.⇨Zubringer(1)–3.⇨Raumfähre …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • shuttle — /ˈʃattəl, ingl. ˈʃʌt(J)l/ [vc. ingl. d origine germ., «navetta»] s. m. inv. navetta spaziale, navetta …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • shuttle — DEFINICIJA v. šatl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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