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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.
Like shuttles through the loom, so swiftly glide
My feathered hours. --Sandys.
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.
3. A shutter, as for a channel for molten metal. [R.]
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.
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