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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of undershoot.
  • adj. Driven by water passing from below, as a water wheel.
  • adj. Having the lower jaw or teeth projecting beyond the upper; underhung.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of undershoot.
  • adj. powered by water flowing from below
  • adj. Having the lower incisor teeth projecting beyond the upper ones, as in the bulldog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the lower incisor teeth projecting beyond the upper ones, as in the bulldog.
  • adj. Moved by water passing beneath; -- said of a water wheel, and opposed to overshot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Moved by water passing under, or acting on the lowest part of.
  • Underhung, as a dog.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a lower part projecting beyond the upper

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Examples

  • But there is another form of mill wheels, what is called the undershot wheel, in which it only acts by its impact, as represented in FIG.

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  • Little we thought he should ever own it, or that John would be pointing it out to his own boys, lecturing them on "undershot," and "overshot," as he used to lecture me.

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  • The original water wheel was an "undershot" type, and was probably made almost entirely of wood.

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  • Its exploration and production division slightly undershot expectations, but downstream was impressive, he said.

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  • Gross domestic product growth was marginally below the consensus call of 4%, and also undershot the Bank of Canada's 4.2% forecast.

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  • Mandiri Sekuritas economist Aldian Taloputra said that even though third-quarter GDP growth undershot the median forecast, full-year growth may still hit 6.5% as "even if there's a slowdown in exports in the fourth quarter, it will likely be offset by rising investment."

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  • In a recent TechCrunch article it was revealed that even Apple fanboy bloggers undershot the mark by at least half when it came to predicting iPad sales.

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  • Oracle shares are expected to drop sharply after its update last night undershot market forecasts for the first time in a decade.1.27pm: Another quick look at those public finances numbers out in the UK this morning.

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  • Most retail sales figures matched analyst expectations, but some big department stores undershot estimates.

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  • Limited Brands lost 26 cents, or 0.6%, to 42.96, after the apparel retailer's October same-store sales growth undershot expectations, offsetting an increased fiscal third-quarter earnings view.

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