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 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, "'Time to break up Amazon': Elon Musk blasts Bezos after book skeptical of coronavirus figures is temporarily pulled from site," 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, "As profits dwindle, HSBC plans a radical overhaul," 2 Nov. 2019 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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First Known Use of undershot

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Undershot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undershot. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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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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