1
: having an end sawed off
a sawed-off shotgun
2
: of less than average height

Examples of sawed-off in a Sentence

he was an unpleasant, sawed-off man who seemed to believe that aggressiveness could make up for his perceived deficiency

Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sawed-off was in 1869

Dictionary Entries Near sawed-off

Cite this Entry

“Sawed-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sawed-off. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sawed-off

adjective
ˈsȯ-ˌdȯf
: having an end sawed off
a sawed-off shotgun
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