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.
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How to use undershoot in a sentence
After outperforming in Lamar’s first year as starter, they’ve undershot each of the past three years.Who’s Contending — And Pretending — Among The NFL’s Top Teams? | Maya Sweedler (Maya.Sweedler@abc.com) | October 3, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
For example, in a survey of 2,200 adults, consumers’ guesses about calories in popular restaurant foods ranging from pancakes to onion rings undershot the reality by an average of 165 calories.The Calorie Fallacy: Why Counting Calories Isn’t an Effective Weight-Loss Strategy | Robert J. Davis | September 24, 2021 | Time
The company undershot the 181,000-vehicle threshold it needed to clear in the most recent quarter, a 30% jump over the July-September period.
The difficulty is, of course, not to undershoot, to fall short.Opportunities in Aviation | Arthur Sweetser
British Dictionary definitions for undershoot
(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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