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Shunt – 601 Words You Need to Know

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Shunt – 601 Words You Need to Know

/ʃʌnt/ (noun & verb)


Verb: to move someone or something elsewhere or from one place to another, switch or sidetrack, shift, thrust – (of a train wagon or carriage) to change tracks on a railroad with a special switch

Noun: diversion, change, thrust, shove, bypass, push


In order to ensure that the workers are safe, a shunt is used to mirror the conditions which the track can see when a train is passing through a powered section. A rail shunt is defined as a low-resistance wire apparatus, which, when clamped to the parallel tracks, will create a short-circuit between them.

Source: http://www.nurailcenter.org/

Parts of speech

Noun: shunter

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