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- n. A sawn-off shotgun
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- n. a shotgun with short barrels
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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.
Charlie did all the driving; Oliver rode shotgun — literally, since there was a sawed-off shotgun in the concealed compartment at the top rear of the cab — but Oliver was so slow that Charlie put his faith in the Colt .45 semiautomatic that he kept in a quick-draw holster under his seat.
If Kevin had used a sawed-off shotgun and fired more than one shot at close range, Willa’s face — her very features — would have been completely blown off.