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Shute

[shoot] /ʃut/
noun
1.
Nevil (Nevil Shute Norway) 1899–1960, British novelist and aeronautical engineer.
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Shute

/ʃuːt/
noun
1.
Nevil, real name Nevil Shute Norway. 1899–1960, English novelist, in Australia after World War II: noted for his novels set in Australia, esp A Town like Alice (1950) and On the Beach (1957)
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shute

n.

1790, "channel, trough," dialectal combination of chute and shoot (n.1).

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