from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having an upper part projecting beyond the lower.
  • adjective Operated by water that flows over the top from above.
  • noun A pattern in weaving made when filling threads are passed over two or more warp threads.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having the upper teeth projecting beyond the lower; -- said of the jaws of some dogs.
  • adjective From overshoot, v. t.
  • adjective a vertical water wheel, the circumference of which is covered with cavities or buckets, and which is turned by water which shoots over the top of it, filling the buckets on the farther side and acting chiefly by its weight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overshoot.
  • adjective of a waterwheel powered by water that flows over the top from above

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

  • adjective having an upper part projecting beyond the lower


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