Etymology
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undershoot (v.)

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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Definitions of undershoot

undershoot (v.)
fall short of (the runway) in a landing;
The plane undershot the runway
undershoot (v.)
shoot short of or below (a target);
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