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Past tense and past participle of overshoot.
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.
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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o•ver•shot(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.v.
3. pt. and pp. of overshoot.n.
4. (in weaving) a pattern formed when filling threads are passed over several warp threads at a time.
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