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Meaning of undershoot

un•der•shoot

Pronunciation: (un"dur-sht', un'dur-sht"), [key]
— v., -shot, -shoot•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to shoot or launch a projectile that strikes under or short of (a target).
  2. (of an aircraft or pilot) to land before reaching (a landing strip) because of a too rapid loss of altitude.
—v.i.
  1. to shoot or launch a projectile so as to strike under or short of a target.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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