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shotgun

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noun shot·gun \ˈshät-ˌgən\

Simple Definition of shotgun

  • : a gun with a long barrel that shoots a large number of small metal balls (called buckshot)

  • American football : an offensive formation in which the quarterback is a few yards behind the line of scrimmage at the start of a play

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shotgun

  1. 1 :  a smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges

  2. 2 :  an offensive football formation in which the quarterback plays a few yards behind the line of scrimmage and the other backs are scattered as flankers or slotbacks

shotgun

transitive verb

shotgunner

play \-ˌgə-nər\ noun

1776

First Known Use of shotgun

1776


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shotgun

adjective shot·gun

Definition of shotgun

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or using a shotgun

  2. 2 :  involving coercion

  3. 3 :  covering a wide field with hit-or-miss effectiveness



1892

First Known Use of shotgun

1892

Rhymes with shotgun

air gun, big gun, blowgun, Bull Run, burp gun, chaconne, Chaplin, dry run, earned run, end run, finespun, first-run, flashgun, forerun, godson, grandson, handgun, hard-won, have done, hired gun, home run, homespun, inrun, long run, milk run, outgun, outrun, popgun, pressrun, rerun, sea-run, short run, six-gun, speargun, spray gun, squirt gun, stepson, stun gun, top gun, trial run, undone, V-1, well-done, Xiamen, zip gun



SHOTGUN Defined for Kids

shotgun

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noun shot·gun \ˈshät-ˌgən\

Definition of shotgun for Students

  1. :  a gun with a long barrel used to fire shot at short range





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