undershoot

[ uhn-der-shoot, uhn-der-shoot ]SEE DEFINITION OF undershoot
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The difficulty is, of course, not to undershoot, to fall short.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "to shoot too low," from under + shoot (v.). In reference to aircraft or pilots, recorded from 1918. Undershot as a type of water wheel is recorded from c.1600.

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