Shunt Shunt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shunting}.] [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.] [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Ash. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

For shunting your late partner on to me. --T. Hughes. [1913 Webster]

4. (Elec.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a galvanometer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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