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shuttle

Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌtl/

Translation of shuttle in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (in loom, sewing machine) lanzadera (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Different colored silks and metal threads have their own separate shuttles and are painstakingly worked backwards and forwards through the warps to create the complex design bands at each end of the textile.
    • Also on display on the cart are accessories once familiar to thousands of East Lancashire weavers - shuttles and pirns on which weft yarn was wound.
    • Not much later, she was settled into a comfortable rhythm, the shuttle darting in and out between the warp threads.
    Example sentences
    • Sara lowered her gaze to the tatting shuttle in her hand.
  • 2 2.1 [Aviation/Aviación] puente (masculine) aéreo; (bus, train service) servicio (masculine) (regular) de enlace I took the nine o'clock shuttle from Boston to New York tomé el puente aéreo de las nueve de Boston a Nueva York shuttle flight puente (masculine) aéreo [Aviation/Aviación] puente (masculine) aéreo shuttle train tren (masculine) de enlace 2.2
    (space shuttle)
    transbordador (masculine) or lanzadera (feminine) espacial
    Example sentences
    • Paris has two airports, which both operate a regular shuttle bus service to the Disney resort, taking 45 minutes.
    • Free shuttle buses transport visitors between the two parks.
    • Volunteers who have official accreditation passes will be able to avail of free transport on the shuttle busses to the venues.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (by plane) volar* (regularmente); (by bus, train) viajar (regularmente) diplomats shuttled between Washington and Moscow los diplomáticos iban y venían entre Washington y Moscú to shuttle back and forth ir* y venir*, ir* de acá para allá

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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