undershoot
transitive verb (undershot; -shooting) Date: circa 1661 1. to shoot short of or below (a target) 2. to fall short of (a runway) in landing an airplane

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  • undershoot — un‧der‧shoot [ˌʌndəˈʆuːt ǁ ər ] verb undershot PTandPP [ ˈfɒt ǁ ˈʆɑːt] [transitive] FINANCE to not reach a figure or level that was set as a limit or target: • Results for the group s fiscal first quarter will undershoot analysts expectations.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Undershoot — Un der*shoot , v. t. To shoot short of (a mark). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undershoot — (v.) 1660s, to shoot too low, from UNDER (Cf. under) + SHOOT (Cf. shoot) (v.). In reference to aircraft or pilots, recorded from 1918. Undershot as a type of water wheel is recorded from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • undershoot — [un΄dər sho͞ot′] vt. undershot, undershooting 1. to shoot or fall short of (a target, mark, etc.) 2. to bring an aircraft down short of (the runway, landing field, etc.) while trying to land vi. to shoot or go short of the mark …   English World dictionary

  • undershoot — /un deuhr shooht , un deuhr shooht /, v., undershot, undershooting. v.t. 1. to shoot or launch a projectile that strikes under or short of (a target). 2. Aeron. (of an aircraft or pilot) to land before reaching (a landing strip) because of a too… …   Universalium

  • undershoot — verb To not shoot far enough or well enough. Ant: overshoot …   Wiktionary

  • undershoot — A temporary decrease below the final steady state value that may occur immediately following the removal of an influence that had been raising that value, i.e., overshoot in a negative direction …   Medical dictionary

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

  • undershoot — i. A faulty approach of an airplane, which if continued, will result in its landing short of the desired point. ii. The failure to capture a desired flight condition (air speed, altitude) by falling short when approaching that value from below.… …   Aviation dictionary

  • undershoot — verb (past and past participle undershot) 1》 (of an aircraft) land short of (the runway). 2》 fall short of (a point or target) …   English new terms dictionary

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