Definition of shuttle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃʌtl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃʌtl//
    Train and bus travel
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  1. 1a plane, bus or train that travels regularly between two places a shuttle service between London and Edinburgh I’m flying to Boston on the shuttle. See related entries: Train and bus travel
  2. 2= space shuttle
  3. 3 a pointed tool used in making cloth to pull a thread backwards and forwards over the other threads that pass along the length of the cloth
  4. 4the Shuttle [singular] a train service that takes cars and their passengers through the Channel Tunnel between England and France
  5. Word OriginOld English scytel ‘dart, missile’, of Germanic origin; compare with Old Norse skutill ‘harpoon’; related to shoot. Sense 1 and the verb are from the movement of the bobbin from one side of the loom to the other and back.Extra examples I took the shuttle from Washington to New York. The supermarket operates a complimentary shuttle service. We’ll fly up on the shuttle. the shuttle between Adrar and Oran
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