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1shotgun

noun shot·gun \ˈshät-ˌgən\

: 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

Full Definition of SHOTGUN

1
:  a smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges
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
shot·gun·ner \-ˌgə-nər\ noun
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First Known Use of SHOTGUN

1776

2shotgun

adjective

Definition of SHOTGUN

1
:  of, relating to, or using a shotgun
2
:  involving coercion
3
:  covering a wide field with hit-or-miss effectiveness

First Known Use of SHOTGUN

1892
SHOTGUNNER Defined for Kids

shotgun

noun shot·gun \ˈshät-ˌgən\

Definition of SHOTGUN for Kids

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

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