What does the word shunt mean?

Usage examples for shunt

  1. Robert, too, proved himself a brick; but he's waiting in the passage and we must try to shunt him. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  2. Finally shunt a . – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  3. Another bolide may shunt us off our ellipse and even send us to the Moon's surface. – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne