verb (used with object), un·der·shot, un·der·shoot·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), un·der·shot, un·der·shoot·ing.
to shoot or launch a projectile so as to strike under or short of a target.
Origin of undershoot
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Related Words for undershootdrop, forget, skip, misplace, slip, miscarry, trip, blow, botch, overlook, fumble, juggle, flub, slight, mislay, err, misfire, omit, blunder, ignore
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The difficulty is, of course, not to undershoot, to fall short.Opportunities in Aviation
verb -shoots, -shooting or -shot
(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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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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