Undershot vs Backshot - What's the difference?

undershot | backshot | coordinate terms |

Undershot is a coordinate term of backshot.


As adjectives the difference between undershot and backshot

is that undershot is (of a waterwheel) powered by water flowing from below while backshot is (of a water wheel) having the water introduced just behind the summit, combining the advantages of breastshot and overshot systems, since the full amount of the potential energy released by the falling water is harnessed as the water descends the back of the wheel.

As a verb undershot

is (undershoot).

As a noun backshot is

(chiefly|sport).

undershot

English

Verb

(head)
  • (undershoot)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (of a waterwheel) powered by water flowing from below
  • (zoology) Having the lower incisor teeth projecting beyond the upper ones, as in the bulldog.
  • backshot

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (of a water wheel) Having the water introduced just behind the summit, combining the advantages of breastshot and overshot systems, since the full amount of the potential energy released by the falling water is harnessed as the water descends the back of the wheel.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, sport)
  • (geology)
  • Coordinate terms

    * foreshot, midshot * undershot