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.
simple past tense and past participle of undershoot.
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How to use undershot in a sentence
The jaws of all the sharks are so undershot that, in order to grip their prey, they must perforce turn over on their sides.Wild Folk | Samuel Scoville
The faded moonlight showed angry eyes, a jutting, undershot jaw and a sharp, pointed nose.The Whispering Spheres | Russell Robert Winterbotham
Scoop wheels are similar to undershot water wheels, and centrifugal pumps to turbines.
He was a bow-legged, brindle bull with undershot jaw and eyes like damson jam.At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins | Nell Speed
He had outjutting, belligerent eyebrows and a stubborn underjaw that was badly undershot.Sundry Accounts | Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for undershot
(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 it: See overshot
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