[ UK /ʃˈʌnt/ ]
[ US /ˈʃənt/ ]
  1. provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
  2. transfer to another track, of trains
  1. a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
  2. a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another
    an arteriovenus shunt
  3. implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body
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How To Use shunt In A Sentence

  • This involved crossing a part of the line where there were several sidings and branch lines, on which a good deal of pushing of trucks and carriages to and fro -- that is "shunting" -- was going on. The Iron Horse
  • A kind of power balance electric regulator which is used to balance output power between generators when several wind driven generators are shuntly fed to a battery set is introduced.
  • Most rural stations had a staff of at least six, and perhaps up to a dozen, who them carried out the duties of stationmaster, signalman, booking clerk, ticket collector, porter, shunter, lengthman and lampman.
  • The countless mini-roundabouts popping up where there just simply isn't room for a roundabout is another danger, increasing the number of small shunts & bumps.
  • Several other Argus executives were also shunted sideways.
  • This medical condition usually requires the surgical placement of a shunt system to divert cerebrospinal fluid to another part of the body.
  • The trouble with labelling fiction is that it can get shunted into the sidings of literature.
  • It clearly wasn't a minor shunt. The Sun
  • The other two were shunted back to Calais. Times, Sunday Times
  • Patients are being shunted around the city because there are not enough A&E beds.
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