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undershot

[ uhn-der-shot; for 3 also uhn-der-shot ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌʃɒt; for 3 also ˌʌn dərˈʃɒt /
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adjective
having the front teeth of the lower jaw projecting in front of the upper teeth, as a bulldog.
driven by water passing beneath: an undershot vertical water wheel.
verb
simple past tense and past participle of undershoot.
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Origin of undershot

First recorded in 1600–10; under- + shot2
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British Dictionary definitions for undershot

undershot
/ (ˈʌndəˌʃɒt) /

adjective
(of the lower jaw) projecting beyond the upper jaw; underhung
(of a water wheel) driven by a flow of water that passes under the wheel rather than over itSee overshot
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