undershoot

play
verb un·der·shoot \ˌən-dər-ˈshüt\

Definition of undershoot

undershot

play \-ˈshät\

undershooting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to shoot short of or below (a target)

  3. 2 :  to fall short of (a runway) in landing an airplane

Circa 1661

First Known Use of undershoot

circa 1661


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