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.
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.
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 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012