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a device in a loom for passing or shooting the weft thread through the shed from one side of the web to the other, usually consisting of a boat-shaped piece of wood containing a bobbin on which the weft thread is wound.
the sliding container that carries the lower thread in a sewing machine.
a public conveyance, as a train, airplane, or bus, that travels back and forth at regular intervals over a particular route, especially a short route or one connecting two transportation systems.
shuttlecock (def 1).
(often initial capital letter) space shuttle.
verb (used with object), shuttled, shuttling.
to cause (someone or something) to move to and fro or back and forth by or as if by a shuttle:
They shuttled me all over the seventh floor.
verb (used without object), shuttled, shuttling.
to move to and fro:
constantly shuttling between city and suburb.
a bobbin-like device used in weaving for passing the weft thread between the warp threads
a small bobbin-like device used to hold the thread in a sewing machine or in tatting, knitting, etc

a bus, train, aircraft, etc, that plies between two points, esp one that offers a frequent service over a short route
short for space shuttle


the movement between various countries of a diplomat in order to negotiate with rulers who refuse to meet each other
(as modifier): shuttle diplomacy

(badminton) short for shuttlecock
to move or cause to move by or as if by a shuttle


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  • Shuttlecock

    noun 1. Also called shuttle. the object that is struck back and forth in badminton and battledore, consisting of a feathered cork head and a plastic crown. 2. the game of battledore. verb (used with object) 3. to send or bandy to and fro like a shuttlecock. verb (used without object) 4. to move or […]

  • Shuttlecraft

    [shuht-l-kraft, -krahft] /ˈʃʌt lˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/ noun, plural shuttlecraft, shuttlecrafts. 1. space shuttle. 2. a vehicle used as a shuttle.

  • Shuttle-diplomacy

    noun 1. diplomatic negotiations carried out by a mediator who travels back and forth between the negotiating parties.

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