v. t.1.To shun; to move from.
[imp. & p. p. Shunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Shunting.]
2.To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.
3.To turn off to one side; especially, to turn off, as a grain or a car upon a side track; to switch off; to shift.
4.(Elec.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a galvanometer.
v. i.1.To go aside; to turn off.
n.1.(Railroad) A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free.
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.
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.
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.
Noun1.shunt - a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another; "an arteriovenus shunt"
2.shunt - a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
3.shunt - implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body
Verb1.shunt - transfer to another track, of trains
2.shunt - provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
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