birdie vs shuttle what difference

what is difference between birdie and shuttle

English

Alternative forms

  • birdy (rare)

Etymology

From bird +‎ -ie.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɝdi/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɜːdi/
  • Hyphenation: bird‧ie
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)di

Noun

birdie (plural birdies)

  1. (diminutive) A (little) bird; a birdling; a child’s term for a bird.
    Aw, that’s a cute little birdie. Is it a budgie?
  2. (golf) The completion of a hole one stroke below par.
    He scored ten birdies during the tournament.
  3. (badminton) A shuttlecock.
  4. (Philippines, slang) A man’s penis.
  5. (electronics) An electromagnetic signal generated from within an electronic device.
  6. (usually preceded by “the”) A certain rude gesture in some countries, formed with the middle finger.
  7. (usually preceded by “the”) A certain rude gesture in some countries, formed with the middle and index fingers.

Synonyms

  • (diminutive for bird): cocky
  • (penis): see Thesaurus:penis

Coordinate terms

(golf):

  • buzzard
  • bogey
  • par
  • eagle
  • albatross
  • condor
  • ostrich

Related terms

  • watch the birdie

Translations

See also

  • (golf): albatross, bogey, double bogey, eagle

Verb

birdie (third-person singular simple present birdies, present participle birdieing or birdying, simple past and past participle birdied)

  1. (intransitive, golf) To score a birdie.
  2. (transitive, golf) To score a birdie at (a hole).

Anagrams

  • Bridie, bridie, ebriid

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English birdie.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʏr.di/
  • Hyphenation: bir‧die

Noun

birdie m (plural birdies)

  1. (golf) birdie

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English birdie.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bœʁ.di/

Noun

birdie m (plural birdies)

  1. (golf) birdie

Coordinate terms

  • bogey
  • eagle
  • albatros


English

Etymology

From a merger of two words:

  • Middle English shutel, shotel, schetel, schettell, schyttyl, scutel (bar; bolt), from Old English sċyttel, sċutel (bar; bolt), equivalent to shut +‎ -le
  • Middle English shutel, schetil, shotil, shetel, schootyll, shutyll, schytle, scytyl (missile; projectile; spear), from Old English sċytel, sċutel (dart, arrow), from Proto-Germanic *skutilaz.

The name for a loom weaving instrument, recorded from 1338, is from a sense of being “shot” across the threads. The back-and-forth imagery inspired the extension to “passenger trains” in 1895, aircraft in 1942, and spacecraft in 1969, as well as older terms such as shuttlecock.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈʃʌtəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌtəl

Noun

shuttle (plural shuttles)

  1. (weaving) A tool used to carry the woof back and forth between the warp threads on a loom.
    • 1638, George Sandys, “A Paraphrase upon Job”:
      Like shuttles through the loom, so swiftly glide
      My feather’d hours, and all my hopes deride!.
  2. 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.
  3. A transport service (such as a bus or train) that goes back and forth between two or more places.
  4. Such a transport vehicle; a shuttle bus; a space shuttle.
    • 2004, Dawn of the Dead, 1:14:20:
      You’re saying we take the parking shuttles, reinforce them with aluminum siding and then head to the gun store where our friend Andy plays some cowboy-movie, jump-on-the-wagon bullshit.
  5. Any other item that moves repeatedly back and forth between two positions, possibly transporting something else with it between those points (such as, in chemistry, a molecular shuttle).
  6. A shuttlecock.
  7. A shutter, as for a channel for molten metal.

Usage notes

In its original sense, a shuttle goes back and forth between two places. The term is also used in a broader sense for short-haul transport that may be one-way or have multiple stops (including shared ride or loop), particularly for airport buses; compare loose usage of limousine.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Dutch: shuttle
  • Italian: shuttle
  • Japanese: シャトル (shatoru)

Translations

Verb

shuttle (third-person singular simple present shuttles, present participle shuttling, simple past and past participle shuttled)

  1. (intransitive) To go back and forth between two places.
  2. (transitive) To transport by shuttle or by means of a shuttle service.
    Synonym: chauffeur

Translations

Anagrams

  • hutlets, lusteth

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English shuttle.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃʏ.təl/
  • Hyphenation: shut‧tle
  • Rhymes: -ʏtəl

Noun

shuttle m (plural shuttles, diminutive shuttletje n)

  1. A space shuttle.
  2. A shuttlecock, shuttle.
    Synonyms: pluimbal, vederbal
  3. A shuttle bus.

Italian

Etymology

From English shuttle.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): */ˈʃat.tel/, */ˈʃat.tol/

Noun

shuttle m (invariable)

  1. space shuttle

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