[mis-hap, mis-hap]
an unfortunate accident.

1300–50; Middle English; see mis-1, hap

misadventure, mischance.
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mishap (ˈmɪshæp)
1.  an unfortunate accident
2.  bad luck

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., "bad luck, unlucky accident," from mis- "bad" + hap "luck." Probably on analogy of O.Fr. meschance.
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Computing Dictionary

MISHAP definition

An early system on the IBM 1130.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].

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Example sentences
In the service of the empress, this inept chauffeur faced no legal sanction for
  the mishap.
Our first days of drilling and coring, and a harmless but awe-inspiring mishap.
There had been warning signs, the mishap board found.
Getting out of an unprecedented series of interventions without a major mishap
  is not going to be easy.
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