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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [shuht-l]
    • /ˈʃʌt l/
    • /ˈʃʌt.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shuht-l]
    • /ˈʃʌt l/

Definitions of shuttling word

  • noun shuttling a device in a loom for passing or shooting the weft thread through the shed from one side of the web to the other, usually consisting of a boat-shaped piece of wood containing a bobbin on which the weft thread is wound. 2
  • noun shuttling the sliding container that carries the lower thread in a sewing machine. 1
  • noun shuttling a public conveyance, as a train, airplane, or bus, that travels back and forth at regular intervals over a particular route, especially a short route or one connecting two transportation systems. 1
  • noun shuttling shuttlecock (def 1). 1
  • noun shuttling (often initial capital letter) space shuttle. 1
  • verb with object shuttling to cause (someone or something) to move to and fro or back and forth by or as if by a shuttle: They shuttled me all over the seventh floor. 1

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Origin of shuttling

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English shotil (noun), Old English scytel dart, arrow; cognate with Old Norse skutill harpoon; akin to shut, shoot1

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Parts of speech for Shuttling


shuttling popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

shuttling usage trend in Literature

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