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"shuttle" in British English

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shuttlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃʌt.l̩/  us   /ˈʃʌt̬-/

shuttle noun [C] (VEHICLE)

C1 a ​vehicle or ​aircraft that ​travelsregularly between two ​places: To get ​acrosstown, 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

shuttleverb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈʃʌt.l̩/  us   /ˈʃʌt̬-/
to ​travel or take ​peopleregularly between the same two ​places: A ​bus shuttles ​constantly between the ​terminal and the ​runways.
(Definition of shuttle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shuttle" in American English

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shuttlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃʌt̬·əl/
a ​vehicle or ​aircraft that ​travelsregularly between two ​places, ​carryingpeople or things: You can take the shuttle ​acrosstown. The New York to Boston shuttle is usually on ​time. A shuttle is also a space shuttle .
shuttle
verb [always + adv/prep]  us   /ˈʃʌt̬·əl/
[I] A ​van shuttles between the ​hotel and the ​airport every ten ​minutes.
(Definition of shuttle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shuttle" in Business English

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shuttlenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʃʌtl/ TRANSPORT
a ​vehicle used to take ​passengers on ​regulartrips, usually for fairly ​short distances: take/catch the shuttle I took the shuttle to New York from Logan Airport in Boston. There's a shuttle ​service to and from the ​casino. the airport/​resort/​hotel shuttle a shuttle bus/van/​helicopter
(Definition of shuttle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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