overshot

overshot
I. adjective Date: circa 1535 1. actuated by the weight of water passing over and flowing from above <
an overshot waterwheel
>
2. a. having the upper jaw extending beyond the lower b. projecting beyond the lower jaw II. noun Date: 1945 a pattern or weave featuring filling threads which pass two or more warp yarns before reentering the fabric

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  • overshot — [ō′vər shät΄] adj. 1. with the upper part or half extending past the lower [an overshot jaw] 2. driven by water flowing onto the upper part [an overshot water wheel]: see WATER WHEEL …   English World dictionary

  • Overshot — O ver*shot , a. From {Overshoot}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Overshot wheel}, a vertical water wheel, the circumference of which is covered with cavities or buckets, and which is turned by water which shoots over the top of it, filling the buckets on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overshot — O ver*shot , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the upper teeth projecting beyond the lower; said of the jaws of some dogs. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overshot — Overshoot O ver*shoot , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overshot}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overshooting}.] 1. To shoot over or beyond; to miss; as, to overshoot a mark; to overshoot the green in golf. Not to overshoot his game. South. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overshot — o•ver•shot adj., n. [[t]ˈoʊ vərˌʃɒt[/t]] v. [[t] ˈʃɒt[/t]] adj. 1) hyd driven by water passing over the top from above: an overshot water wheel[/ex] 2) having the upper jaw projecting beyond the lower, as a dog 3) pt. and pp. of overshoot 4) clo… …   From formal English to slang

  • overshot — adjective having an upper part projecting beyond the lower an overshot jaw • Similar to: ↑protrusive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Overshot wheel — Overshot O ver*shot , a. From {Overshoot}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Overshot wheel}, a vertical water wheel, the circumference of which is covered with cavities or buckets, and which is turned by water which shoots over the top of it, filling the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overshot wheel — Water wheel Wa ter wheel 1. Any wheel for propelling machinery or for other purposes, that is made to rotate by the direct action of water; called an {overshot wheel} when the water is applied at the top, an {undershot wheel} when at the bottom,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overshot wheel — Wheel Wheel (hw[=e]l), n. [OE. wheel, hweol, AS. hwe[ o]l, hweogul, hweowol; akin to D. wiel, Icel. hv[=e]l, Gr. ky klos, Skr. cakra; cf. Icel. hj[=o]l, Dan. hiul, Sw. hjul. [root]218. Cf. {Cycle}, {Cyclopedia}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A circular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overshot — adj., n. /oh veuhr shot /; v. /oh veuhr shot /, adj. 1. driven over the top of, as by water passing over from above. 2. having the upper jaw projecting beyond the lower, as a dog. v. 3. pt. and pp. of overshoot. n. 4. (in weaving) a pattern… …   Universalium

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