• Shunt Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) A conducting circuit joining two points in a conductor, or the terminals of a galvanometer or dynamo, so as to form a parallel or derived circuit through which a portion of the current may pass, for the purpose of regulating the amount passing in the main circuit.
  2. (v. i.) To go aside; to turn off.
  3. (v. t.) To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.
  4. (v. t.) To shun; to move from.
  5. (v. t.) 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.
  6. (v. t.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a galvanometer.
  7. (v. t.) The shifting of the studs on a projectile from the deep to the shallow sides of the grooves in its discharge from a shunt gun.
  8. (v. t.) A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free.

• Shunt valve Definition & Synonyms

  1. () A valve permitting a fluid under pressure an easier avenue of escape than normally; specif., a valve, actuated by the governor, used in one system of marine-engine governing to connect both ends of the low-pressure cylinder as a supplementary control.

• Shunter Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A person employed to shunt cars from one track to another.