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overshot

[ adjective, noun oh-ver-shot; verb oh-ver-shot ]
/ adjective, noun ˈoʊ vərˌʃɒt; verb ˌoʊ vərˈʃɒt /
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adjective

driven over the top of, as by water passing over from above.
having the upper jaw projecting beyond the lower, as a dog.

verb

simple past tense and past participle of overshoot.

noun

(in weaving) a pattern formed when filling threads are passed over several warp threads at a time.

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Origin of overshot

First recorded in 1525–35; over- + shot1
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British Dictionary definitions for overshot

overshot
/ (ˈəʊvəˌʃɒt) /

adjective

having or designating an upper jaw that projects beyond the lower jaw, esp when considered as an abnormality
(of a water wheel) driven by a flow of water that passes over the wheel rather than under itCompare undershot
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