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- n. A railway locomotive used for shunting; a switcher
- n. A person who carries out shunting operations
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person employed to shunt cars from one track to another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which shunts; specifically, a railway-servant whose duty it is to move the switches which transfer a train or carriage from one line to another.
- n. A hand-lever used to start and move a railroad-car.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small locomotive used to move cars around but not to make trips
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He was shunting locos in the yard at Wembley one night accompanied by the shunter.
Rachel did this by 'herself' with the shunter watching - when 'she' had finished 'she' said to the shunter testily "If you had been a gentleman you would have done that for me." to which the shunter said "And if you had been a lady I would have done."
The poor shunter - he's the one who has to go home and explain the love-bites to his missus.
Maltomeetim, alltomatetam, when a tale tarries shome shunter shove on.
Hear the sheer drag of scythe on metal the shunter makes at the curve of the viaduct while, with elongated wail, rolls three spoil-wagons to the hollow hill.
On throwing the handle over, and against the end of the wagon, the crank moves over and below the center, lifting up the catch into a position out of range of action, and from this position it cannot fall except it is released by the shunter.
Andrew's tutorage I had learned to distinguish the rumble of a "goods" from the rush of a "passenger," a two-engine haul from a single, and even the heavy voice of the big old "shunter" that lived about the
I'm some shunter myself; but I dip the colors to Aunty: she does it so neat and sudden!
A British Rail Class 03 Diesel-mechanical shunter (switcher) with a jackshaft under the cab.
Samta, who is the only woman, will too have to go through the defined hierarchy of assistant loco pilot, shunter, goods loco pilot, passenger loco pilot and then Mail/Express loco pilot.