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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