undershot

adjective

un·​der·​shot ˈən-dər-ˌshät How to pronounce undershot (audio)
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 Live Coverage Feed Updated 1 day ago Stocks to Watch Wednesday: FedEx, UPS, Alibaba, General Mills FedEx (FDX): The package-delivery company lowered its forecast for annual revenue, pointing to weakening demand, and undershot consensus estimates for quarterly profit. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 20 Dec. 2023 Thomas Simons at Jefferies published a note earlier this week following the release of October inflation statistics, which undershot forecasts. Vildana Hajric, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 The forecast undershot Wall Street's consensus estimate. WSJ, 18 Oct. 2023 Economists had expected rates to rise to 20%, according to a Reuters poll, with some predicting an even more dovish move given the bank undershot expectations in the last two months. Reuters, CNN, 24 Aug. 2023 While Apple exceeded analyst expectations on services revenue, sales of iPhones — its largest segment — undershot estimates at $39.7 billion (down 2.4% year over year). Todd Spangler, Variety, 3 Aug. 2023 Weeks later, the California Legislative Analyst's Office, a government agency that analyzes the budget for the state legislature, estimated in a subsequent report that Newsom's forecast undershot the mark by about $7 billion. Aaron Kliegman, Fox News, 6 May 2023 Rivian undershot its goals, too, albeit more narrowly. Mary Hui, Quartz, 4 May 2023 The grid operator’s 2022 Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy demand report undershot what the peak demand would be. Philip Jankowski, Dallas News, 3 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

undershot

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