Cold shut, the imperfection in a casting caused by the flowing of liquid metal upon partially chilled
metal; also, the imperfect weld in a forging caused by the inadequate heat of one surface under working.
(Shute) n. Same as Chute, or Shoot.
1. One who shuts or closes.
2. A movable cover or screen for a window, designed to shut out the light, to obstruct the view, or to be
of some strength as a defense; a blind.
3. A removable cover, or a gate, for closing an aperture of any kind, as for closing the passageway for
molten iron from a ladle.
(Shut"tered) a. Furnished with shutters.
(Shut"tle) n. [Also shittle, OE. schitel, scytyl, schetyl; cf. OE. schitel a bolt of a door, AS.
scyttes; all from AS. sceótan to shoot; akin to Dan. skyttel, skytte, shuttle, dial. Sw. skyttel, sköttel.
&radic159. See Shoot, and cf. Shittle, Skittles.]
1. An instrument used in weaving for passing or shooting the thread of the woof from one side of the
cloth to the other between the threads of the warp.
Like shuttles through the loom, so swiftly glideSandys.
My feathered hours.
2. The sliding thread holder in a sewing machine, which carries the lower thread through a loop of the
upper thread, to make a lock stitch.
3. A shutter, as for a channel for molten metal. [R.]
Shuttle box (Weaving), a case at the end of a shuttle race, to receive the shuttle after it has passed
the thread of the warp; also, one of a set of compartments containing shuttles with different colored threads,
which are passed back and forth in a certain order, according to the pattern of the cloth woven. Shutten
race, a sort of shelf in a loom, beneath the warp, along which the shuttle passes; a channel or guide
along which the shuttle passes in a sewing machine. Shuttle shell (Zoöl.), any one of numerous
species of marine gastropods of the genus Volva, or Radius, having a smooth, spindle-shaped shell
prolonged into a channel at each end.
(Shut"tle) v. i. To move backwards and forwards, like a shuttle.
I had to fly far and wide, shutting athwart the big Babel, wherever his calls and pauses had to be.Carlyle.
(Shut"tle*cock`) n. A cork stuck with feathers, which is to be struck by a battledoor in play; also,
the play itself.
(Shut"tle*cock), v. t. To send or toss to and fro; to bandy; as, to shuttlecock words. Thackeray.
(Shut"tle*cork`) n. See Shuttlecock.
(Shut"tle*wise`) adv. Back and forth, like the movement of a shuttle.
(Shwan"-pan) n. See Schwan- pan.
(Shy) a. [Compar. Shier (-er) or Shyer; superl. Shiest or Shyest.] [OE. schey, skey, sceouh,
AS. sceóh; akin to Dan. sky, Sw. skygg, D. schuw, MHG. schiech, G. scheu, OHG. sciuhen to be or
make timid. Cf. Eschew.]