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overshot

adjective over·shot \ ˈō-vər-ˌshät \

Definition of overshot

1 : actuated by the weight of water passing over and flowing from above
  • an overshot waterwheel
2 a : having the upper jaw extending beyond the lower
b : projecting beyond the lower jaw

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First Known Use of overshot

circa 1535

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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overshot

noun

Definition of overshot

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

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First Known Use of overshot

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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