un·​der·​shot ˈən-dər-ˌshät How to pronounce undershot (audio)
: moved by water passing beneath
an undershot wheel
: having the lower incisor teeth or lower jaw projecting beyond the upper when the mouth is closed

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web My whole team kind of undershot, because no one expected this acclaim to happen so fast. Chris Willman, Variety, 30 Nov. 2022 Those bets have vastly undershot actual inflation rates this year. Eric Wallerstein, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2022 The dogs’ jaws should be massive, square and undershot, with the lower jaw projecting in front of the upper jaw. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 June 2022 Stadia is a failing service that dramatically undershot Google sales estimates, and many of Google's promises made three years ago at Stadia's unveiling have not come true. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 15 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 5 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


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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