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English definition of “shuttle”

shuttle

noun [C] (THREAD)    /ˈʃʌt.l̩/ US  /ˈʃʌt̬-/ specialized
in weaving, a device that is used to carry the thread that goes across the cloth between the threads that go down the clothKnitting and sewing
(Definition of shuttle noun (THREAD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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