from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See shotgun.
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- n. A shotgun.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges
Writing in The Daily Telegraph today, the academic and author called for a complete overhaul of the "scattergun" approach to genetic research, which is backed by millions of pounds in funding by governments and medical charities such as the Wellcome Trust.
Desperate graduates are also increasingly taking a 'scattergun' approach to sending out applications.
I have studied self defense use of the "scattergun" or "streetsweeper" and feel confident I could protect my family and property if needed.
Or as today's market for freelance IT contracts tightens, with competition for contracts intensifying, is a 'scattergun' approach to as many agents as possible the recommended course?
Success could also mean that many publishers of purely written works would have to retrospectively weed their lists of books likely to contravene a newly-revivified "scattergun" charge of …
Magda was behind me, scattergun thundering in concert with the guttural roar of the flame.
In some species, such a scattergun approach to mating might be seen as a waste of valuable sperm.
Another story, my friend and duck hunting buddy Billy is death on ducks and geese with a scattergun.
What is undoubted however, is that while City may be a "project", an ersatz construction of scattergun expenditure, they do have a great team spirit and commitment to the cause.
Panicky credit ratings agencies reacted to the Greek crisis in the spring with a scattergun, superficial assessment of the country's long-term problems.
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