Meaning of shuttle
Pronunciation: (shut'l), [key]
— n., v., -tled, -tling.
- 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.
- the sliding container that carries the lower thread in a sewing machine.
- a public conveyance, as a train, airplane, or bus, that travels back and forth at regular intervals over a particular route, esp. a short route or one connecting two transportation systems.
- shuttlecock (def. 1).
- (often cap.) See
- 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.
- to move to and fro: constantly shuttling between city and suburb.
- shuttle (Thesaurus)