Definition of overshot in English:
past and past participle of overshoot.
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1(Of a waterwheel) turned by water falling onto it from an overhead channel.
- On some estates, larger, more powerful mills with as many as three linked vertical overshot wheels were used.
- The mill was demolished after the First World War. It had an overshot waterwheel of 15 feet diameter.
- The overshot wheel is the most common wheel seen in North America. It is a gravity wheel. This means that it harnesses the force of gravity acting vertically on the water as it travels from the top to the bottom of the wheel.
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