Definition of "shuttle" []

  • A device used in weaving to carry the woof thread back and forth between the warp threads. (noun)
  • A device for holding the thread in tatting and netting and in a sewing machine. (noun)
  • Regular travel back and forth over an established, often short route by a vehicle. (noun)
  • A vehicle used in such travel: took the shuttle across town. (noun)
  • A route used by a vehicle in such travel: the Washington-New York air shuttle. (noun)
  • A bobbin-like device used in weaving for passing the weft thread between the warp threads (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A small bobbin-like device used to hold the thread in a sewing machine or in tatting, knitting, etc (noun)
  • A bus, train, aircraft, etc, that plies between two points, esp one that offers a frequent service over a short route (noun)
  • The movement between various countries of a diplomat in order to negotiate with rulers who refuse to meet each other (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • To move or cause to move by or as if by a shuttle (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "shuttle" in a sentence
  • "The president gave "" new meaning to the term shuttle diplomacy, '' Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said later."
  • "And most of all, I congratulate President Clinton, who has given new meaning to the term shuttle diplomacy."
  • "The reason for abandoning the shuttle is actually quite simple."