What is shuttle?

  • (noun): Public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Shuttle

The original meaning of the word shuttle is the device used in weaving to carry the weft. By reference to the continual to-and-fro motion associated with that, the term was then applied in transportation and then in other spheres. Thus the word may now also refer to:

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Shuttle - Other
... Shuttle Inc ... factor computers Shuttlecock or birdie, the object batted back and forth in badminton River Shuttle, a river of southeast London, England USS Shuttle (SP-3572), a United States navy patrol vessel in commission ... Shuttle (Seminconductor Wafer Fabrication), a tray used to contain multiple wafers during production which allows them to be plated ...
Steven Lindsey - NASA Career
... Initially assigned to flight software verification in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL), Lindsey also served as the Astronaut Office representative working on the Multifunction Electronic Display ... In between his first two flights, he worked as the Shuttle Landing and Rollout representative responsible for training flight crews and testing orbiter landing techniques and ... After his second flight, Lindsey served as Deputy for Shuttle Operations and Co-Chairman of the Space Shuttle Cockpit Council, responsible for designing ...
STS-79
... STS-79 was the 17th flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis, and the 79th mission of the Space Shuttle program ... It was the first shuttle mission to rendezvous with a fully assembled Mir, and the fourth rendezvous of a shuttle to the space station ...
Abbotsleigh - Motto and Crest
... Latin as "Time flies faster than the weaver's shuttle" ... As the shuttle flies a pattern is woven the shuttle of time also weaves a pattern of which the threads are people, buildings and events ... was given to the school by Miss Marian Clarke, whose family crest was a weaver's shuttle surrounded by the motto, Tempus fugit radio celerit ...
Inertial Upper Stage - Flights
... the following missions have used the IUS rocket, most of them from the Space Shuttle, especially after the Shuttle version of the Centaur upper stage was banned due to an after. 1 1983-04-04 Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-6) TDRS-1 (TDRS-A) Second stage tumbled due to a control system failure, resulting in incorrect orbit ... itself into final orbit 11 1985-01-24 Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-51-C) USA-8 (Magnum) Classified DoD payload 12 1985-10-03 Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-51-J) USA-11/12 (DSCS ...

More definitions of "shuttle":

  • (noun): Badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers.
    Synonyms: shuttlecock, bird, birdie
  • (noun): Bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads.
  • (verb): Travel back and forth between two points.

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    Who must with difficulty get down from high places?
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)