Meaning of SHUNT in English


— shunter , n.

/shunt/ , v.t.

1. to shove or turn (someone or something) aside or out of the way.

2. to sidetrack; get rid of.

3. Elect.

a. to divert (a part of a current) by connecting a circuit element in parallel with another.

b. to place or furnish with a shunt.

4. Railroads. to shift (rolling stock) from one track to another; switch.

5. Surg.

a. to divert blood or other fluid by means of a shunt.

b. the tube itself.

6. to move or turn aside or out of the way.

7. (of a locomotive with rolling stock) to move from track to track or from point to point, as in a railroad yard; switch.


8. the act of shunting; shift.

9. Also called bypass . Elect. a conducting element bridged across a circuit or a portion of a circuit, establishing a current path auxiliary to the main circuit, as a resistor placed across the terminals of an ammeter for increasing the range of the device.

10. a railroad switch.

11. Surg. a channel through which blood or other bodily fluid is diverted from its normal path by surgical reconstruction or by a synthetic tube.

12. Anat. an anastomosis.


13. Elect. being, having, or operating by means of a shunt: a shunt circuit; a shunt generator.

[ 1175-1225; (v.) ME schunten, shonten to shy (said of horses); (n.) ME, deriv. of the v.; akin to SHUN ]

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