shuttle

A shuttle runs between two or more places regularly. The benefit to staying at a hotel close to the airport is that you can take a shuttle, or a regular bus that travels back and forth, to catch your plane in the morning.

Airport shuttles are often buses, although they can also be trains, vans, or any other form of transportation. Some airplanes are shuttles, flying passengers on quick trips. You can also use the word shuttle as a verb, to describe what the bus itself does as it moves back and forth. The original meaning of shuttle is the part of a hand loom that moves to and fro in weaving.

Primary Meanings of shuttle

1.
n
bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads
2.
nv
public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points
travel back and forth between two points
3.
n
badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
Full Definitions of shuttle
1

n bobbin that passes the weft thread between the warp threads

Type of:
bobbin, reel, spool
a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
2

n public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points

Types:
shuttle bus
shuttle consisting of a bus that travels between two points
Type of:
public transport
conveyance for passengers or mail or freight

v travel back and forth between two points

Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
3

n badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers

Synonyms:
bird, birdie, shuttlecock
Type of:
badminton equipment
equipment for playing the game of badminton

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