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English definition of “shunter”

shunter

noun [C]     /ˈʃʌn.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
a small railway engine that is used for moving carriages around on the tracks rather than making journeys between stationsTrains and parts of trains
(Definition of shunter noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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