[ ʃjˈuːt], [ ʃjˈuːt], [ ʃ_j_ˈuː_t]
How to use "Shute" in context?
Given the widespread use of the word "shute" across the English-speaking world, it would make sense to explain what it is and why it is used.
Originally derived from the Dutch word schutte, meaning "a piece of fabric suspended from a wall or from the eaves of a roof, by means of a bracket, to cover a swinging door or window" (OED), "shute" was first used in English as a nickname for a tradesman known for making sails. This was because the sails were often covered by a "shute" of fabric during storage.
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