Definition for overshot (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), o·ver·shot, o·ver·shoot·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·shot, o·ver·shoot·ing.
Examples from the Web for overshot
May 23: A Boeing 737 of Air India Express overshot the runway at Mangalore, careened over a cliff, and exploded.
Suddenly the trail kinked sharply to the right, and the Dog-Wolf, swift-rushing, overshot it.The Outcasts|W. A. Fraser
Dale and his men opened fire on them, but overshot them, when two of the Indians sprang into the water.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
The gale made it difficult for Jack to hold his gun steady and the first shot that he fired was a miss, for he overshot the bird.Jack the Young Canoeman|George Bird Grinnell
British Dictionary definitions for overshot (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for overshot (2 of 2)
verb -shoots, -shooting or -shot
Word Origin and History for overshot (1 of 2)
1530s, in reference to water-wheels, "driven by water shot over from above," past participle adjective from overshoot.