undershot

adjective
un·​der·​shot | \ ˈən-dər-ˌshät How to pronounce undershot (audio) \

Definition of undershot

1 : moved by water passing beneath an undershot wheel
2 : having the lower incisor teeth or lower jaw projecting beyond the upper when the mouth is closed

Examples of undershot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 266,000 net new jobs in April far undershot economists’ forecasts, and the Labor Department’s latest Jolts survey showed some 7.4 million unfilled positions. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 10 May 2021 On May 16, Berenson pointed out that 300 people had died from the coronavirus in Colorado, a number that far undershot initial projections in the state. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, 4 June 2020 Third-quarter net profits, down by 24% on the same period last year, to $3bn, undershot pundits’ forecasts by 14%. The Economist, 2 Nov. 2019 But wage growth has persistently undershot economist expectations. Josh Mitchell, WSJ, 4 May 2018 Wage growth could put longer-term pressure on prices, but it undershot expectations in data released on Wednesday. Reuters, Fortune, 13 Sep. 2017 The Fed targets an inflation rate of 2%, and over the last five years has consistently undershot that. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, 13 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of undershot

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of undershot was in 1610

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“Undershot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undershot. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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undershot

adjective
un·​der·​shot | \ ˈən-dər-ˌshät How to pronounce undershot (audio) \

Medical Definition of undershot

: having the lower incisor teeth or lower jaw projecting beyond the upper when the mouth is closed used chiefly of animals

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