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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:


Air transportation
Land transportation

Sciences and technology[edit]

  • Molecular shuttles, a molecule capable of nanoscale transportation
  • Shuttle vector, vector that shuttles between species, biochemistry, genetics
  • Shuttle bombing, a World War II strategic bombing tactic
  • MPW shuttle, an integrated circuit production run for multi-chip or multi-project wafers