Found 2 items, similar to Shunt.
English → English
n 1: a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is
diverted from one channel to another; “an arteriovenus
2: a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another
device to divert a fraction of the current [syn: electrical shunt
3: implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for
draining fluids within the body
v 1: transfer to another track, of trains
2: provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shunted
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [Prov. E., to move from, to put off, fr. OE.
shunten, schunten, schounten; cf. D. schuinte a slant, slope,
Icel. skunda to hasten. Cf. Shun
1. To shun; to move from. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
2. To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to
shove. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Ash.
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.
For shunting your late partner on to me. --T.
4. (Elec.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a
, v. i.
To go aside; to turn off.
, n. [Cf. D. schuinte slant, slope, declivity. See
, v. t.]
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.
(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.
, a firearm having shunt rifling. See under