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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shoot n.  An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course. [Written also chute, and shute.] [U. S.]
 To take a shoot, to pass through a shoot instead of the main channel; to take the most direct course. [U.S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shute n. Same as Chute, or Shoot.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Shute
      n : English writer who settled in Norway after World War II
          (1899-1960) [syn: Nevil Shute, Nevil Shute Norway]