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shuttle

noun [C] uk   /ˈʃʌt.l̩/ us    /ˈʃʌt̬-/

shuttle noun [C] (VEHICLE)

C1 a vehicle or aircraft that travels regularly between two places: To get across town, you can take the shuttle from Times Square to Grand Central. The American (space) shuttle was able to be used many times to put payloads in space.

shuttle noun [C] (THREAD)

specialized fabrics in weaving, a device that is used to carry the thread that goes across the cloth between the threads that go down the cloth

shuttle

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈʃʌt.l̩/ us    /ˈʃʌt̬-/
to travel or take people regularly between the same two places: A small train shuttles constantly between the concourse and the runways.
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