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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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