shunt switch

  n.
   a maintained contact switch, often key operated

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  • shunt´er — shunt «shuhnt», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. a) to switch (a train) from one track to another: »The car was uncoupled from the rest of the train and shunted into a siding (London Times). SYNONYM(S): deflection. b) to switch (anything) to another route or …   Useful english dictionary

  • shunt — [shunt] vt., vi. [ME schunten < ? or akin to SHUN] 1. to move or turn to one side; turn aside or out of the way 2. to shift or switch, as a train, car, etc. from one track to another 3. Elec. to divert or be diverted by a shunt: said of a… …   English World dictionary

  • switch´like´ — switch «swihch», noun, verb. –n. 1. a slender stick used in whipping or beating, especially a riding whip. 2. a thin, flexible shoot cut from a tree: »Not so long ago, exasperated mothers snatched off a switch from the lilac bush while ushering… …   Useful english dictionary

  • switch´a|ble — switch «swihch», noun, verb. –n. 1. a slender stick used in whipping or beating, especially a riding whip. 2. a thin, flexible shoot cut from a tree: »Not so long ago, exasperated mothers snatched off a switch from the lilac bush while ushering… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • switch — [swich] n. [Early ModE swits, prob. < MDu or LowG, as in MDu swick, a whip, akin to ON sveigr, flexible stalk: for IE base see SWOOP] 1. a thin, flexible twig, rod, stick, etc., esp. one used for whipping 2. the bushy part of the tail in some… …   English World dictionary

  • switch — [n] change, exchange about face, alteration, change of direction, reversal, shift, substitution, swap, transformation; concept 697 Ant. inactivity, stagnation switch [v] change, exchange change course, convert, deflect, deviate, divert,… …   New thesaurus

  • shunt — shunter, n. /shunt/, v.t. 1. to shove or turn (someone or something) aside or out of the way. 2. to sidetrack; get rid of. 3. Elect. a. to divert (a part of a current) by connecting a circuit element in parallel with another. b. to place or… …   Universalium

  • shunt — [[t]ʃʌnt[/t]] v. t. 1) to force or turn aside or out of the way 2) elm a) to divert (a part of an electrical current) by connecting a circuit element in parallel with another b) to place or furnish with a shunt 3) rai to shift (railroad rolling… …   From formal English to slang

  • shunt — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, to move suddenly, turn away, evade, perhaps from past participle of shonen Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to turn off to one side ; shift < was shunted aside > b. to switch (as a t …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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