Undershot
Undershot Un"der*shot`, a. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Having the lower incisor teeth projecting beyond the upper ones, as in the bulldog. [1913 Webster]

2. Moved by water passing beneath; -- said of a water wheel, and opposed to overshot; as, an undershot wheel. [1913 Webster]


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  • undershot — [un′dərshät΄] adj. 1. with the lower part or half extending past the upper [an undershot jaw] 2. driven by water flowing along the lower part [an undershot water wheel]: see WATER WHEEL, illus …   English World dictionary

  • undershot — (undershoot) v. shoot short of a target; land short of a target ,un·der shoot || ‚ʌndÉ™(r) ʃuːt v. shoot short of a target; land short of a target …   English contemporary dictionary

  • undershot — adjective Date: 1610 1. moved by water passing beneath < an undershot wheel > 2. having the lower incisor teeth or lower jaw projecting beyond the upper when the mouth is closed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • undershot — /un deuhr shot /; for 3 also /un deuhr shot /, adj. 1. having the front teeth of the lower jaw projecting in front of the upper teeth, as a bulldog. 2. driven by water passing beneath: an undershot vertical water wheel. v. 3. pt. and pp. of… …   Universalium

  • undershot — un•der•shot [[t]ˈʌn dərˌʃɒt[/t]] for 3also [[t]ˌʌn dərˈʃɒt[/t]] adj. 1) having the front teeth of the lower jaw projecting in front of the upper teeth, as a bulldog 2) mac driven by water passing beneath: an undershot vertical water wheel[/ex] 3) …   From formal English to slang

  • undershot — underslung …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • undershot — adjective /ˈʌn.də(ɹ)ˌʃɒt/ powered by water flowing from below See Also: overshot …   Wiktionary

  • undershot — un·der·shot ən dər .shät adj having the lower incisor teeth or lower jaw projecting beyond the upper when the mouth is closed used chiefly of animals …   Medical dictionary

  • undershot — past and past participle of undershoot. adjective 1》 (of a waterwheel) turned by water flowing under it. 2》 denoting a lower jaw which projects beyond the upper jaw …   English new terms dictionary

  • undershot — /ˈʌndəʃɒt/ (say unduhshot) adjective 1. underhung; driven by water passing beneath, as a kind of vertical waterwheel. 2. having the upper jaw shorter than the lower jaw. {under + shot2 (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

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