from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To shoot a projectile short of (a target).
- transitive v. To start the approach of one's aircraft to (a landing area) too low or too soon.
- transitive v. To land an aircraft short of (a landing area).
- intransitive v. To shoot short of a target.
- intransitive v. To land short of a landing area.
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- v. To shoot not far enough or not well enough.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To shoot short of (a mark).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shoot short of, as a mark.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fall short of (the runway) in a landing
- v. shoot short of or below (a target)
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