misadjust

verb mis·ad·just \ ˌmis-ə-ˈjəst \

Definition of misadjust

misadjusted; misadjusting
: to adjust (something, such as a device) incorrectly or improperly
  • Mechanics had misadjusted panels at the rear of the tail that raised and lowered the plane's nose.
  • —Alan Levin

First Known Use of misadjust

1853

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