sawn-off shotgun

sawn-off shotgun
.sawn-off 'shotgun
BrE .sawed-off 'shotgun AmE n
a ↑shotgun whose ↑barrel (=long thin tube) has been cut short so that it is easier to hide

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  • sawn-off shotgun — UK [ˌsɔːn ɒf ˈʃɒtˌɡʌn] US [ˌsɔn ɔf ˈʃɑtˌɡʌn] noun [countable] [singular sawn off shotgun plural sawn off shotguns] british a shotgun with part of its barrel …   Useful english dictionary

  • sawn-off shotgun — sawn off shotguns N COUNT A sawn off shotgun is a shotgun on which the barrel has been cut short. Guns like this are often used by criminals because they can be easily hidden. [BRIT] The men burst in wearing balaclavas and brandishing sawn off… …   English dictionary

  • sawn-off shotgun — UK [ˌsɔːn ɒf ˈʃɒtˌɡʌn] / US [ˌsɔn ɔf ˈʃɑtˌɡʌn] noun [countable] Word forms sawn off shotgun : singular sawn off shotgun plural sawn off shotguns British a shotgun with part of its barrel (= long narrow tube) cut off …   English dictionary

  • sawn-off shotgun — /sɔn ɒf ˈʃɒtgʌn/ (say sawn of shotgun) noun a shotgun, the barrel of which has been sawn off for greater ease in concealment or carrying. Also, sawn off …  

  • sawn-off shotgun — noun A shotgun whose barrel(s) has been shortened to give a larger spread, though with more limited range (often for illegal purposes) Syn: sawed off shotgun …   Wiktionary

  • sawn-off shotgun — BrE, sawed off shotgun AmE noun (C) a shotgun that has had its barrel (=long thin part) cut short …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sawn-off — adjective 1. well below average height • Syn: ↑pint size, ↑pint sized, ↑runty, ↑sawed off • Similar to: ↑short, ↑little • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sawed-off shotgun — noun a shotgun with short barrels • Hypernyms: ↑shotgun, ↑scattergun * * * noun, pl ⋯ guns [count] US : a shotgun that has a shorter barrel than a regular shotgun called also (Brit) sawn off shotgun * * * ˌsawn off ˈshotgun 7 [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sawed-off shotgun — Boomstick redirects here. Distinguish from broomstick. For the drummer of T.A.T.u. see Steve Boomstick Wilson. A sawed off break open shotgun of the type commonly known as a Lupara …   Wikipedia

  • sawed-off shotgun — sawed off shotguns N COUNT A sawed off shotgun is the same as a sawn off shotgun. [AM] …   English dictionary

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