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Shuttle (IPA: /ˈʃətəɫ/)

Shuttle (n.)

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.

Shuttle (n.)

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.

Shuttle (n.)

A shutter, as for a channel for molten metal.

Shuttle (v. i.)

To move backwards and forwards, like a shuttle.


Tool designed to neatly and compactly store a holder that carries the thread of the weft yarn while weaving with a loom


2008 film


1992 video game


Public sculpture by Kain Tapper


Family name

Shuttle Synonyms

Birdie, Bird, Shuttlecock

SHUTTLE (Acronym / Abbreviation)

British Airways Shuttle

Shuttle Rhymes

Nuttall, Nuttle, Scuttle, Shuttle, Subtle, Suttle, Tuttle, What'll

Rebuttal, Unsubtle

Shuttle (Last Name / Surname)

Shuttle is the #114,424 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 153 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Shuttle in Spanish is Lanzadera

Example Sentence (Quote)

" SWA Magazine: Talking about spacecraft, what do you think about the shuttle program?" - Space

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