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

  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 Prov. Eng.]
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     2. To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to
        shove. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Ash.
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     3. 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.
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              For shunting your late partner on to me. --T.
                                                    Hughes.
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     4. (Elec.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a
        galvanometer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shunting \Shunt"ing\, p. pr. & vb. n. of Shunt. Specif.: vb.
     n.
     (a) (Railroads) Switching; as, shunting engine, yard, etc.
         [British]
     (b) (Finance) Arbitrage conducted between certain local
         markets without the necessity of the exchange involved in
         foreign arbitrage. [Great Britain]
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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