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v. un·der·shot (-shŏt′), un·der·shoot·ing, un·der·shoots
1. To shoot a projectile short of (a target).
a. To start the approach of one's aircraft to (a landing area) too low or too soon.
b. To land an aircraft short of (a landing area).
1. To shoot short of a target.
2. To land short of a landing area.
vb, -shoots, -shooting or -shot
1. (Aeronautics) (of a pilot) to cause (an aircraft) to land short of (a runway) or (of an aircraft) to land in this way
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to shoot a projectile so that it falls short of (a target)
un•der•shoot(ˌʌn dərˈʃut, ˈʌn dərˌʃut)
v. -shot, -shoot•ing. v.t.
1. to shoot or launch a projectile that falls short of (a target).
2. (of an aircraft or pilot) to land before reaching (a landing strip) because of a too rapid loss of altitude.v.i.
3. to shoot or launch a projectile that falls short of a target.
Past participle: undershot
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|Verb||1.||undershoot - fall short of (the runway) in a landing; "The plane undershot the runway"|
|2.||undershoot - shoot short of or below (a target) |
miss - fail to reach; "The arrow missed the target"
overshoot - shoot beyond or over (a target)