un·​der·​shot | \ˈən-dər-ˌshät \

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

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But wage growth has persistently undershot economist expectations. Josh Mitchell, WSJ, "U.S. Jobless Rate Falls Below 4% For First Time Since Late 2000," 4 May 2018 Wage growth could put longer-term pressure on prices, but it undershot expectations in data released on Wednesday. Reuters, Fortune, "Bank of England Must to Decide How to Balance Brexit and Inflation," 13 Sep. 2017 The Fed targets an inflation rate of 2%, and over the last five years has consistently undershot that. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, "Dollar Weakness Could Provide Just the Boost the Sluggish U.S. Economy Needs," 13 Aug. 2017

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1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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un·​der·​shot | \ˈən-dər-ˌshät \

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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