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shunter Syllabification: shunt·er
Pronunciation: /ˈSHən(t)ər/

Definition of shunter in English:


1A small locomotive used for shunting.
1.1A railroad worker engaged in shunting.
Example sentences
  • Railway shunters, pointsmen, signalmen and yardmasters began an indefinite strike at midnight on August 5, demanding the immediate settlement of salary anomalies.
  • More than 800 railway shunters, signal operators and pointsmen from 10 stations across Sri Lanka struck for 24 hours on May 26 to demand a salary increase.
  • Arthur, now 73 was working as a shunter in the railways and Alma, 69 worked as a credit assistant at the Morses store in Swindon.

Words that rhyme with shunter

Arunta, Bunter, chunter, Grantha, grunter, Gunter, hunter, junta, punter
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