Associations to the word «Shuttle»

Pictures for the word «Shuttle»


SHUTTLE, noun. (weaving) The part of a loom that carries the woof back and forth between the warp threads.
SHUTTLE, noun. 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.
SHUTTLE, noun. A transport service (such as a bus or train) that goes back and forth between two places, sometimes more.
SHUTTLE, noun. Such a transport vehicle; a shuttle bus; a space shuttle.
SHUTTLE, noun. Any other item that moves repeatedly back and forth between two positions, possibly transporting something else with it between those points (such as, in chemistry, a molecular shuttle).
SHUTTLE, noun. A shutter, as for a channel for molten metal.
SHUTTLE, verb. (intransitive) To go back and forth between two places.
SHUTTLE, verb. (transitive) To transport by shuttle or by means of a shuttle service.
SHUTTLE BOX, noun. A box fitted to the ends of the race on a loom to help direct a flying shuttle and its driver.
SHUTTLE BOX, noun. An apparatus used in experiments on animals, with two electrifiable chambers connected by a hole.
SHUTTLE BOXES, noun. Plural of shuttle box
SHUTTLE BUS, noun. Short-haul, limited-passenger buses, typically privately owned, such as by hotels, retirement villages, etc.; a shuttle.
SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY, noun. (politics) Use of a neutral third party to negotiate peace between two groups of people that refuse to directly talk with each other.
SHUTTLE DRIVER, noun. A device for moving the shuttle between the shuttle boxes and through the warp on a loom.
SHUTTLE DRIVERS, noun. Plural of shuttle driver
SHUTTLE RACE, noun. 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 VECTOR, noun. (cytology) A vector constructed, usually with selectable markers and tags, so that it can propagate in two different host species.

Dictionary definition

SHUTTLE, noun. Badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers.
SHUTTLE, noun. Public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points.
SHUTTLE, noun. Bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads.
SHUTTLE, verb. Travel back and forth between two points.

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