overshot overshot  /ˈoʊ vər ˌʃɑt/


  1. (n) an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
  2. (v) shoot beyond or over (a target)
  3. (v) aim too high
  4. (adj) having an upper part projecting beyond the lower



  1. When I went there, I believed the Israeli armyEa few shells had just overshot.
  2. The Boeing 737-400 apparently made a hard landing and then overshot the runway, exploding into flames after it came to a halt in a rice field.
  3. On that occasion the pilot overshot Chicago airport, bounced off the far end of the runway, cleared an embankment, and fetched up in a soggy meadow.


  1. Pilot safe after Priest Lake plane crash

    COOLIN, Idaho -- A plan crashed near Cavanagh Bay Resort near Priest Lake on Sunday around 6:00 p.m. A small airplane overshot a grass airstrip according to authorities. Officials said Bonner County EMS units and other emergency crews responded to the crash. At least one person was involved but was able to get out of the plane and walk around.  
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KREM.com Spokane

  2. Plane Crash At Priest Lake; No Injuries Reported

    Officials in Cavanaugh Bay in Coolin, Idaho have confirmed with KHQ that a single-engine plane overshot the runway at the Cavanaugh Bay Airport. Fire Chief Peggy Smith says there were no injuries, but the pilot is pretty shaken up. The plane apparently lost a wing during the crash.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KHQ Spokane


  1. "I don't like it," Rogers said after MLB announced Tuesday that instant replay will start being used this week. "I think that it overshot the mark by far just because, what, in a Yankee game someone didn't get a homer? Please. It's happened...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Kenny Rogers Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I think that if this were an isolated incident, we'd be inclined to say 'Look, they overshot it,"' said Clinton. "This is part of a long record of trying to upset the traditional separation of powers."
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "I had been aggressive in the fourth quarter," James said. "I was definitely going to get it back from Andy, but Andy made a good move. He just overshot it."
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: LeBron James Source: USA Today

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