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American English: /ˈʃədl/
British English: /ˈʃʌt(ə)l/

Translation of shuttle in Spanish:


  • 1 (in loom, sewing machine)
    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.

intransitive verb

  • (by plane)
    (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
    Example sentences
    • Along with about two-dozen other bank employees being shuttled to work on a minibus, Shakir was waiting at the same checkpoint.
    • The ferries that used to shuttle area residents along the river stopped in the 1950s when a highway cut the neighborhood off from the waterfront.
    • Wind the clock forward half a millennia or so and Queen Elizabeth II wears the crown, and Hythe ferry is still shuttling passengers across Southampton Water.

transitive verb

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