Definition of Overshot

1. Adjective. Having an upper part projecting beyond the lower. "An overshot jaw"

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Definition of Overshot

1. a. From Overshoot, v. t.

2. a. Having the upper teeth projecting beyond the lower; -- said of the jaws of some dogs.

Definition of Overshot

1. Verb. (past of overshoot) ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a waterwheel) powered by water that flows over the top from above ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overshot

1. a type of fabric weave [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overshot

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overshot (current term)
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Literary usage of Overshot

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1. Ferguson's Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics by James Ferguson (1814)
"From these data it will be easy to compute the performance of an overshot mill, whatever be the diameter of the wheel and the supply of water. EXAMPLE i. ..."

2. The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide: Illustrated by Twenty-eight by Oliver Evans, Cadwallader Evans, Thomas Ellicott (1860)
"33, Plate IV., represents an overshot wheel: the water is laid on the top, ... The velocity of overshot wheels is as the square roots of their diameters. ..."

3. Irrigation Engineering by Herbert Michael Wilson (1909)
"overshot Water-wheels.—overshot wheels arc more economical in their use of water ... On the outer circumference of the overshot wheel is a series of buckets ..."

4. Irrigation Engineering by Herbert Michael Wilson (1909)
"overshot Water-wheels.—overshot wheels are more economical in their use of water, and are therefore employed where water is scarce. ..."

5. A Manual of Applied Mechanics by William John Macquorn Rankine (1861)
"overshot and Bread-Wheel*. — The Water is Supplied to this class of wheels at ... A brva--- wheel differs from an overshot-wheel chiefly in having the vaur ..."

6. Water Power Engineering: The Theory, Investigation and Development of Water by Daniel Webster Mead (1908)
"Fig..—Breast Wheel Used From About 1780 to About 1870. 4. The overshot and Breast Water Wheel.—In the overshot water ..."

7. Experimental Engineering and Manual for Testing: For Engineers and for by Rolla Clinton Carpenter (1906)
"SECTION op overshot WAT WHEEL. above the wheel must be sufficient to give the falling water ... The principal formulas relating to the overshot-wheel are as ..."

8. Applications of the Science of Mechanics to Practical Purposes by James Renwick (1842)
"21. wheels have been proposed ; few or none of .them have advantages equal to those of the overshot wheel. 49. The use of the overshot wheel is usually lim- ..."

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