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

  • v. Past tense and past participle of overshoot.
  • adj. Having an upper part projecting beyond the lower: an overshot jaw.
  • adj. Operated by water that flows over the top from above: an overshot water wheel.
  • n. A pattern in weaving made when filling threads are passed over two or more warp threads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overshoot.
  • adj. powered by water that flows over the top from above

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. From overshoot, v. t.
  • adj. Having the upper teeth projecting beyond the lower; -- said of the jaws of some dogs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exceeded in shooting or in any effort; surpassed.
  • Having exceeded proper limits in drinking; intoxicated; tipsy.
  • Having the upper teeth projecting beyond the lower: said of some dogs. Contrasted with undershot.
  • n. A mill with an overshot wheel.

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

  • adj. having an upper part projecting beyond the lower


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