shunt-wound [shuhnt-wound] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Electricity.

  1. noting a motor or a generator that has the field circuit connected in parallel with the armature winding.

Compare series-wound. Origin of shunt-wound First recorded in 1880–85 Related formsshunt winding, noun Examples from the Web for shunt-wound Historical Examples of shunt-wound

  • Notice in the third place that this is a shunt-wound instrument.

    The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses

    John F. Woodhull

  • The engine is belted to a direct-current generator of the shunt-wound type.

    Farm Mechanics

    Herbert A. Shearer

  • British Dictionary definitions for shunt-wound shunt-wound adjective

    1. electrical engineering (of a motor or generator) having the field and armature circuits connected in parallelCompare series-wound
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