- to shoot or launch a projectile that strikes under or short of (a target).
- Aeronautics. (of an aircraft or pilot) to land before reaching (a landing strip) because of a too rapid loss of altitude.
- to shoot or launch a projectile so as to strike under or short of a target.
Origin of undershoot
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The difficulty is, of course, not to undershoot, to fall short.Opportunities in Aviation
- (of a pilot) to cause (an aircraft) to land short of (a runway) or (of an aircraft) to land in this way
- to shoot a projectile so that it falls short of (a target)
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Word Origin and History for undershoot
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A temporary decrease below the final steady-state value that may occur immediately following the removal of an influence that had been raising that value.
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