Definition of Overshots
1. overshot [n] - See also: overshot
Lexicographical Neighbors of Overshots
Literary usage of Overshots
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Water Rights Determination by Jay Manuel Whitham (1918)
"Pitch-back wheels are overshots having the water flume and gate approaching from the side in which the water is laid onto the wheel, rather than having the ..."
2. The Principles of Sanitary Tactics: A Handbook on the Use of Medical by Edward Lyman Munson (1917)
"This brings it in some danger from overshots, but the slope of the ground and the heavy timber to its front will give it a material protection. ..."
3. The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide: Illustrated by Twenty-eight by Oliver Evans, Cadwallader Evans, Thomas Ellicott (1860)
"Hence may appear the reason why breast-wheels generally run quicker than overshots, although the fall, after the water strikes, be not so great. 1. ..."
4. Labor-saving Looms: A Brief Treatise on Plain Weaving and the Recent by Draper Corporation (1907)
"Wrong draws and extra threads should be detected by the weaver. overshots are greatly reduced on our loom, especially with our steel harness motion. ..."
5. American Poets and Their Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1916)
"... intellect was not of that kind which enabled him to cope with villainy, while it continually caused him by overshots to fail of the success of honesty. ..."
6. English Local Government from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations by Sidney Webb (1908)
"... stream opening the sluices in due time to prevent floods ;2 and to construct proper " overshots or water flashes " to keep their water meadows irrigated ..."