Definition of Shunter

1. Noun. A small locomotive used to move cars around but not to make trips.

Generic synonyms: Engine, Locomotive, Locomotive Engine, Railway Locomotive
Derivative terms: Shunt



Definition of Shunter

1. n. A person employed to shunt cars from one track to another.

Definition of Shunter

1. Noun. (context: rail transport British) A railway locomotive used for shunting; a switcher ¹

2. Noun. (context: rail transport British) A person who carries out shunting operations ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shunter

1. one that shunts [n -S] - See also: shunts

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shunter

shunneth
shunning
shunnings
shunpike
shunpiked
shunpiker
shunpikers
shunpikes
shunpiking
shunpikings
shuns
shunt
shunt circuit
shuntable
shunted
shunter
shunters
shunting
shuntings
shunts
shunworthy
shunyata
shup
shura
shurangiz
shuras
shure
shurely shome mishtake
shuriken
shurikens

Literary usage of Shunter

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1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"... off her master hale, Тат о Shunter. ¡S. Milter brought up the artillery ranks, The Election Ballads, I 7. Su dawning day has brought relief S. The noble ..."

2. Railway Engineer (1905)
"Meanwhile shunter Flood joined the light engine, and he knew how it was customary to deal with the engine. He gave driver Skinner instructions to run up to ..."

3. Between the Lights: And Other Verses by Will Lawson (1906)
"... Shunter The engine-bars are splashed and starr'd— They've killed a shunter in the yard. " He never seen how he was struck, And he died sudden," someone ..."

4. Sessional Papers (1902)
"The shunter then gave me a hand lamp Bignal to move forward. ... On this occasion I was urged by my shunter to go a little further on, and I did so. ..."

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