Meaning of “shuttle” in the English Dictionary

"shuttle" in British English

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shuttlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʃʌt.əl/ us /ˈʃʌt̬.əl/

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.əl/ us /ˈʃʌt̬.əl/

(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 travels regularly between two places, carrying people or things:

You can take the shuttle across town.
The New York to Boston shuttle is usually on time.

A shuttle is also a space 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 /ˈʃʌtl/ us TRANSPORT

a vehicle used to take passengers on regular trips, 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)