overshot

adjective
over·​shot | \ˈō-vər-ˌshät \

Definition of overshot 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : actuated by the weight of water passing over and flowing from above an overshot waterwheel

2a : having the upper jaw extending beyond the lower

b : projecting beyond the lower jaw

overshot

noun

Definition of overshot (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pattern or weave featuring filling threads which pass two or more warp yarns before reentering the fabric

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The tight-money blunder of 2008 squashed incipient inflation but wildly overshot and has left the U.S. dollar overvalued and tending to soar. Sean Rushton, National Review, "The Overvalued Dollar and the World Deflationary Malaise," 13 July 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Buyers stayed on the sidelines because a market that has overshot can always overshoot even further in the short run, but the bond yield wasn’t a reflection of the real risks to Italy. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "What to Make of Italy’s Astonishing Bond Moves," 30 May 2018 Early returns from public companies indicate that’s an overshot. Ben Casselman And Jim Tankersley, New York Times, "Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans," 19 Feb. 2018 An equally convincing argument exists that the Pac-12 overshot (and over-priced?) its fan base by creating a seven-feed network without the distribution leverage provided by a major programming partner. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "College Hotline: Spring game attendance reflects the good and bad of the Pac-12’s TV deals," 11 May 2017 This means that the change in a prediction market price tells you how much each candidate overshot or undershot those expectations. Justin Wolfers, New York Times, "Prediction Markets Score the Debate a Rout: Clinton Over Trump," 27 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of overshot

Adjective

circa 1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1945, in the meaning defined above

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overshot

adjective
over·​shot | \ˈō-vər-ˌshät \

Medical Definition of overshot 

1 : having the upper jaw extending beyond the lower

2 : projecting beyond the lower jaw

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