American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having one end sawed off: a sawed-off shotgun.
- adj. Slang Short; runty.
- adj. Shortened by sawing.
- adj. slang Short (as though something that should be there isn't).
- adj. well below average height
- adj. cut short
“Not the saccharine Disney versions, but the unexpurgated Grimms, with their sawed-off heels and lopped-off heads and altogether dark and nasty vision.”
“Like the monster in the horror movies, you can lock all the doors, barricade all the windows, grab a sawed-off shotgun and hide in the basement.”
“In the case of federal laws, since a 1939 case involving sawed-off shotguns, United States v. Miller, the courts have held that the Second Amendment only confers a collective right to keep and bear arms, which must have a "reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia.”
“Schwarzenegger called Nunez's sentence "excessive" because he received the same sentence as Ryan Jett, who was already on felony probation for possessing a sawed-off shotgun, and who actually stabbed Santos.”
“– In Miller, the Court ruled that a sawed-off shotgun was not covered by the 2nd Amendment because it was not a military weapon.”
“In Miller, the Court ruled that a sawed-off shotgun was not covered by the 2nd Amendment because it was not a military weapon.”
“BMWTwisty says: cboldt: – In Miller, the Court ruled that a sawed-off shotgun was not covered by the 2nd Amendment because it was not a military weapon.”
“It's just another restriction tacked on to the National Firearms Act of 1934, which didn't ban ownership but required the registration of submachineguns and sawed-off shotguns.”
“Loaded with two slugs and a round bullet, its effect was that of a sawed-off shotgun.”
“- Mexico problem back in 1848 when the white supremacists who ran it took half their territory and left them with a sawed-off country doomed to eternal subsistence agriculture, mindless of the future.”
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