shuttleshut‧tle1 /ˈʃʌtl/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1TTSa spaceshuttle2TTa plane, bus, or train that makes regular short journeys between two places 🔊 He took the Washington–New York shuttle. 🔊 A shuttle bus operates to and from the beach of San Benedetto. 🔊 There’s a shuttle service from the city center to the airport.3TICa pointedtool used in weaving, to pass a thread over and under the threads that form the cloth
shuttleshuttle2 verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]TRAVEL to travel frequently between two places syn commuteshuttle between/back and forth 🔊 Susan shuttles between Rotterdam and London for her job.2[transitive]TT to move people from one place to another place that is fairly near syn transport 🔊 The passengers were shuttled to the hotel by bus.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shuttle• A piston destined to shuttle back and forth within a cylinder will be made on a lathe.• Ross watched as it shuttled between them, going from hand to hand across thirty feet of air.• During the week, I often shuttle easily to appointments in centralLondon by car.• All day students are shuttled from room to room for forty two-to fifty five-minute periods of unrelated subject matter.• The goldfishshuttled to and fro, beneath the flat leaves, and there was an hour longer for them to sit there.• Passengers were herded onto buses and shuttled to hotels downtown.shuttle between/back and forth• Body bags were being zipped and trolleysshuttled back and forth.• Now he had to devise a method by which workmen and supplies could shuttle back and forth across the gorge.• We shuttle back and forth between the large departmentstores that anchor the mall.• Pre-packed experiments will be shuttled back and forth from Earth and slotted into 13 researchracks.• Or does it merely shuttle back and forth like a ferry?• Mrs Mandela has been shuttling back and forth with messages from her husband's prison home near CapeTown.• A piston destined to shuttle back and forth within a cylinder will be made on a lathe.From Longman Business Dictionaryshuttleshut‧tle /ˈʃʌtl/ noun [countable]TRAVELa plane, bus, or train that goes backwards and forwards between two placesThe hotel provides a shuttle bus that takes you to and from the airport.