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 for Shunt dynamo
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shunt \Shunt\, n. [Cf. D. schuinte slant, slope, declivity. See
     Shunt, v. t.]
     1. (Railroad) A turning off to a side or short track, that
        the principal track may be left free.
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     2. (Elec.) 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Gunnery) 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     Shunt dynamo (Elec.), a dynamo in which the field circuit
        is connected with the main circuit so as to form a shunt
        to the letter, thus employing a portion of the current
        from the armature to maintain the field.
     Shunt gun, a firearm having shunt rifling. See under
        [1913 Webster]

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