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Language: Old English
Origin: scytel 'bar, bolt'


1 noun
Related topics: Transport, Space
shut‧tle1 [countable]
1TTS a space shuttle
2TT a 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.
3TIC a pointed tool used in weaving, to pass a thread over and under the threads that form the cloth

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