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Past tense and past participle of overshoot.
adj. (ō′vər-shŏt′)
1. Having an upper part projecting beyond the lower: an overshot jaw.
2. Operated by water that flows over the top from above: an overshot water wheel.
n. (ō′vər-shŏt′)
A pattern in weaving made when filling threads are passed over two or more warp threads.
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1. (Zoology) having or designating an upper jaw that projects beyond the lower jaw, esp when considered as an abnormality
2. (Mechanical Engineering) (of a water wheel) driven by a flow of water that passes over the wheel rather than under it. Compare undershot
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(adj., n. ˈoʊ vərˌʃɒt; v. -ˈʃɒt)

1. driven by water passing over the top from above: an overshot water wheel.
2. having the upper jaw projecting beyond the lower, as a dog.
3. pt. and pp. of overshoot.
4. (in weaving) a pattern formed when filling threads are passed over several warp threads at a time.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overshot - having an upper part projecting beyond the lower; "an overshot jaw"
protrusive - thrusting outward
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References in classic literature ?
The old fellow, however, overshot his mark, and mistook the character of the man he was treating with.
Dunsey perceived that he had overshot his mark, and that there was a point at which even the hesitating Godfrey might be driven into decision.
You have clean overshot the butts this time, mon camarade.
At such times, when the fun rippled and soared from height to height, suddenly, without rhyme or reason, his eyes would turn lacklustre, his brows knit, as with clenched hands and face overshot with spasms of mental pain he wrestled on the edge of the abyss with some unknown danger.
The abbe saw he had overshot the mark, and he added quickly, -- "No one; but in order to have known everything so well, you must have been an eye-witness."
I had gone down in evening-clothes by an evening train, but had carefully overshot old landmarks, and alighted at a small station some miles south of the one where I was still remembered.
For a while he managed very well; indeed, he was a model of moderation and prudence - something too much so for the tastes of our wild community; but, somehow, Lowborough had not the gift of moderation: if he stumbled a little to one side, he must go down before he could right himself: if he overshot the mark one night, the effects of it rendered him so miserable the next day that he must repeat the offence to mend it; and so on from day to day, till his clamorous conscience brought him to a stand.
The amusingly varied crests of these beautiful edifices were the product of the same art as the simple roofs which they overshot, and were, actually, only a multiplication of the square or the cube of the same geometrical figure.
As to how the aircraft, an Airbus A320 piloted by Antonio Miguel Halaguena, overshot the runway is still under investigation, according to CAAP.
BAGUIO CITY -- A man died while three others were hurt when a delivery van overshot a road and crashed in Suello Village here on Sunday morning, reports from a volunteer rescue group said.
Wednesday after an Air Asia plane that overshot the runaway was removed and towed to the ramp.
MANILA -- The airstrip in Tacloban City will be closed to large commercial planes on Sunday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said on Saturday evening, hours after a private jet overshot the runway at the Daniel Z.