scat·​ter·​gun | \ ˈska-tər-ˌgən How to pronounce scattergun (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web With the use of TSS shot becoming more commonplace, the scattergun market is seeing more turkey offerings in the sub-gauges. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, "Best Cheap Guns of SHOT Show 2020," 7 Feb. 2020 Just like the iconic scattergun, each shot requires a pump to load a BB into the chamber which will help develop muscle memory for when your kid moves up to his own shotgun. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, "The 12 Best Air Guns of 2020," 28 Feb. 2020 And that is, was, and always will be the key to hitting flying with a scattergun. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, "Shotgun Showdown: 12 Gauge vs. 20 Gauge vs. 28 Gauge," 11 Dec. 2019 The Brazilian epitomises everything that's wrong with the scattergun approach adopted by the club. SI.com, "Anthony Martial: Why Giving the Frenchman the No. 9 Shirt Is Better Than Buying Another Forward," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of scattergun

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Scattergun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scattergun. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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