Definitions for shuttleˈʃʌt l
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
shut•tleˈʃʌt l(n.; v.)-tled, -tling.
(n.)a device in a loom for passing or shooting the filling thread through the shed from one side of the web to the other, usu. consisting of a boat-shaped piece of wood containing a bobbin on which the filling 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 route.
Ref: shuttlecock (def. 1). 1
Category: Common Vocabulary, Aerospace
Ref: space shuttle.
(v.t.)to cause to move to and fro by or as if by a shuttle.
(v.i.)to move to and fro.
Origin of shuttle:
bef. 900; ME shotil, OE scytel dart, arrow, c. ON skutill harpoon; akin to shut , shoot1
shuttlecock, bird, birdie, shuttle(noun)
badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points
bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads
travel back and forth between two points
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a bus, train, etc. that travels short distances
a shuttle taking people from the parking lot to the airport terminal
The part of a loom that carries the woof back and forth between the warp threads
A transport service (such as a bus or train) that goes back and forth between two places.
Any other item that moves repeatedly back and forth between two positions, possibly transporting something else with it between those points (such as, in chemistry, a molecular shuttle).
To go back and forth between two places.
To transport by shuttle or by means of a shuttle service.
Origin: From scytel, from skutilaz (compare Old Norse skutill), from skut- (see shoot). Name for loom weaving instrument, recorded from 1338, is from a sense of being "shot" across the threads. The back-and-forth imagery inspired the extension to "passenger trains" in 1895, aircraft in 1942, and spacecraft in 1969, as well as older terms such as shuttlecock.
an instrument used in weaving for passing or shooting the thread of the woof from one side of the cloth to the other between the threads of the warp
the sliding thread holder in a sewing machine, which carries the lower thread through a loop of the upper thread, to make a lock stitch
a shutter, as for a channel for molten metal
to move backwards and forwards, like a shuttle
A shuttle is a tool designed to neatly and compactly store or a holder that carries the thread across the loom weft yarn while weaving. Shuttles are thrown or passed back and forth through the shed, between the yarn threads of the warp in order to weave in the weft. The simplest shuttles, known as "stick shuttles", are made from a flat, narrow piece of wood with notches on the ends to hold the weft yarn. More complicated shuttles incorporate bobbins or pirns. Shuttles are often made of wood from the Flowering Dogwood, because it is so hard, resists splintering, and can be polished to a very smooth finish. Originally shuttles were passed back and forth by hand. However, John Kay invented a loom in 1733 that incorporated a flying shuttle. This shuttle could be thrown through the warp, which allowed much wider cloth to be woven much more quickly and made the development of machine looms much simpler. The act of 'kissing the shuttle', in which weavers used their mouths to pull thread through the eye of a shuttle when the pirn was replaced, contributed to the spread of disease.
Translations for shuttle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in weaving, a piece of equipment for carrying the thread backwards and forwards across the other threads.
- техн. иглаBulgarian
- lançadeiraPortuguese (BR)
- das WeberschiffchenGerman
- σαΐτα αργαλειούGreek
- وسيله نقليه خطيFarsi
- tkalački čunak, lađicaCroatian
- vetélő (szövőszéken)Hungarian
- navetta/navicella (spaziale)Italian
- (베틀의) 북Korean
- وسيله نقليه خطيPersian
- ماكو، څرخه،Pashto
- skyttel, skottspoleSwedish
- (織布機)梭子Chinese (Trad.)
- سلائی کی مشین میں نچلا دھاگا ڈالنے والی پھرکیUrdu
- con thoiVietnamese
- （织机的）梭子Chinese (Simp.)
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