Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See shotgun.

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  • n. A shotgun.

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  • n. firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges

Etymologies

scatter +‎ gun (Wiktionary)

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  • Oh, a scattergun is an actual kind of gun. I didn't know that.

    March 26, 2009