overshot


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overshot \O"ver*shot`\, a.
   From Overshoot, v. t.
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   Overshot wheel, a vertical water wheel, the circumference
      of which is covered with cavities or buckets, and which is
      turned by water which shoots over the top of it, filling
      the buckets on the farther side and acting chiefly by its
      weight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overshot \O"ver*shot`\, a. (Zool.)
   Having the upper teeth projecting beyond the lower; -- said
   of the jaws of some dogs.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overshoot \O`ver*shoot"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overshot; p. pr.
   & vb. n. Overshooting.]
   1. To shoot over or beyond; to miss; as, to overshoot a mark;
      to overshoot the green in golf. "Not to overshoot his
      game." --South.
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   2. Hence: To go beyond an intended point or limit; as, to
      overshoot the runway in landing an airplane; to overshoot
      the endpoint in a titration.
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   2. To pass swiftly over; to fly beyond. --Hartle.
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   3. To exceed; as, to overshoot the truth. --Cowper.
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   To overshoot one's self, to venture too far; to assert too
      much.
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