transitive verb-·shot′, -·shoot′ing
- to shoot or fall short of (a target, mark, etc.)
- to bring an aircraft down short of (the runway, landing field, etc.) while trying to land
to shoot or go short of the mark
verbun·der·shot, un·der·shoot·ing, un·der·shoots
- To shoot a projectile short of (a target).
- a. To start the approach of one's aircraft to (a landing area) too low or too soon.b. To land an aircraft short of (a landing area).
- To shoot short of a target.
- To land short of a landing area.
(third-person singular simple present undershoots, present participle undershooting, simple past and past participle undershot)
- To shoot not far enough or not well enough.