Definition of overshot in English:


Syllabification: o·ver·shot
Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌSHät


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  • 1(Of a waterwheel) turned by water falling onto it from an overhead channel.
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    • 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.
  • 2Denoting an upper jaw that projects beyond the lower jaw.
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    • I've had an overshot jaw for most my life, and it hasn't bothered me.
    • If your dog has an undershot or an overshot jaw typically it is not a cause for alarm unless it is making your dog uncomfortable.

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