Definitions of shunt

  1. To turn aside; switch, as a railway car.
  2. To shun; to move from.
  3. To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.
  4. 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.
  5. To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a galvanometer.
  6. A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free.
  7. 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.
  8. To turn off or switch, as a car or train; to supply another path for ( an electric current); to put off upon someone else, as a task or duty.
  9. To turn off upon a siderail, as cars in a railroad yard.
  10. To turn off to one side.
  11. To go aside; to turn off.
  12. To turn aside or off.
  13. transfer to another track, of trains
  14. To move as a railway carriage or train from the main line to a side rail.
  15. In railway management, to remove a waggon, a carriage, or a train from one line of rails on to another.
  16. a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
  17. implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body
  18. a passage by which a bodily fluid ( especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another; " an arteriovenus shunt"
  19. A turning off, as of a car, to a side rail; the act of switching; a conductor joining two points of an electric circuit through which part of the current flows.
  20. The British name for a short siderail for allowing the main- line to be kept free.
  22. A turn- off on a railway.
  23. A turning aside; the act of switching; a switch.