Definitions for undershootˌʌn dərˈʃut, ˈʌn dərˌʃut
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un•der•shootˌʌn dərˈʃut, ˈʌn dərˌʃut(v.)-shot, -shoot•ing.
(v.t.)to shoot or launch a projectile that falls short of (a target).
(of an aircraft or pilot) to land before reaching (a landing strip) because of a too rapid loss of altitude.
(v.i.)to shoot or launch a projectile that falls short of a target.
Origin of undershoot:
fall short of (the runway) in a landing
"The plane undershot the runway"
shoot short of or below (a target)
To shoot not far enough or not well enough.
to shoot short of (a mark)