Definition of shunt :
1. 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. A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free.
3. 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.
4. To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.
5. To go aside; to turn off.
6. To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a galvanometer.
7. To shun; to move from.
8. 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.
propel (part of speech: verb)
flick, lob, chuck, sling, drive, hurl, butt, pitch, catapult, toss, bowl, heave, cant, cast, throw, propel, fling, thrust, launch, prod, goad, project, impel, bunt, fire, compel, push, ram, precipitate, pelt, shove
- And I'm given the quick shunt, just like that. - "Torchy and Vee", Sewell Ford.
- " Just as you say," says I. " The old gent is due at two- fifteen, and I'll shunt him onto Briscoe." - "Torchy, Private Sec.", Sewell Ford.
- He had a mirror mounted so that it could be turned in any direction, and would shunt the stream of metallic atoms, heated by their friction with the air, towards any desired point. - "The Moon Metal", Garrett P. Serviss.