dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


1 definition found
 for Shuttle box
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shuttle \Shut"tle\, n. [Also shittle, OE. schitel, scytyl,
     schetyl; cf. OE. schitel a bolt of a door, AS. scyttes; all
     from AS. sce['o]tan to shoot; akin to Dan. skyttel, skytte,
     shuttle, dial. Sw. skyttel, sk["o]ttel. [root]159. See
     Shoot, and cf. Shittle, Skittles.]
     1. An instrument used in weaving for passing or shooting the
        thread of the woof from one side of the cloth to the other
        between the threads of the warp.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Like shuttles through the loom, so swiftly glide
              My feathered hours.                   --Sandys.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The sliding thread holder in a sewing machine, which
        carries the lower thread through a loop of the upper
        thread, to make a lock stitch.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A shutter, as for a channel for molten metal. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Shuttle box (Weaving), a case at the end of a shuttle race,
        to receive the shuttle after it has passed the thread of
        the warp; also, one of a set of compartments containing
        shuttles with different colored threads, which are passed
        back and forth in a certain order, according to the
        pattern of the cloth woven.
  
     Shutten race, a sort of shelf in a loom, beneath the warp,
        along which the shuttle passes; a channel or guide along
        which the shuttle passes in a sewing machine.
  
     Shuttle shell (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        marine gastropods of the genus Volva, or Radius,
        having a smooth, spindle-shaped shell prolonged into a
        channel at each end.
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229