[uhn-der-shot; for 3 also uhn-der-shot]

1600–10; under- + shot2

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[uhn-der-shoot, uhn-der-shoot]
verb (used with object), undershot, undershooting.
to shoot or launch a projectile that strikes under or short of (a target).
Aeronautics. (of an aircraft or pilot) to land before reaching (a landing strip) because of a too rapid loss of altitude.
verb (used without object), undershot, undershooting.
to shoot or launch a projectile so as to strike under or short of a target.

1655–65; under- + shoot

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undershoot (ˌʌndəˈʃuːt)
vb , -shoots, -shooting, -shot
1.  (of a pilot) to cause (an aircraft) to land short of (a runway) or (of an aircraft) to land in this way
2.  to shoot a projectile so that it falls short of (a target)

undershot (ˈʌndəˌʃɒt)
1.  (of the lower jaw) projecting beyond the upper jaw; underhung
2.  See overshot (of a water wheel) driven by a flow of water that passes under the wheel rather than over it

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Word Origin & History

1661, "to shoot too low," from under + shoot (v.). In ref. to aircraft or pilots, recorded from 1918. Undershot as a type of water wheel is recorded from 1610.
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undershoot un·der·shoot (ŭn'dər-shōōt')
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.

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