Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A shot-gun.

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Examples

  • As the interest in Oxlade-Chamberlain demonstrates, the club's new owners want to invest in top-quality young talent and move away from the scatter-gun approach that arguably characterised Liverpool's recruitment policy before the overhaul of the youth academy under Frank McParland in 2009.

    Liverpool owners set to attend Kenny Dalglish's Anfield homecoming

  • Such an unfocussed and scatter-gun assault is already pressing sympathetic buttons, and profiting from the usual heavy-footed public relations blundering of the municipal authorities, and the straight-man impressionability of patronizing editorialists.

    Conrad Black: My Manifesto For the Occupy Movement

  • It would be easy to automate, cheaper than scatter-gun advertising and provide a useful service, especially to those who don't visit their GP at all often.

    Flu outbreak: Lessons from the shivers | Editorial

  • Instead, both the House and Senate bills are packed full of scatter-gun regulations that owe more to the prejudices of legislators than to a rational assessment of what actually went wrong.

    Back to Basics on Financial Reform

  • In fact, this swirl of voices means that tension is often spilled to the detriment of pace, though the scatter-gun narrative technique becomes less intrusive as the novel finds itself.

    In the Company of Angels by Thomas E Kennedy

  • Yet despite that number, we do have to keep in mind that comedy outdistances other genres because of the sheer volume of how many comedies are produced, like a scatter-gun effect.

    KICK-ASS Did Not Fail, It Just Missed The Ill-Marketed Industry Mark

  • However, thanks to Ian Swanson, I do know that the Scottish Secretary thinks that "Most Scots are now saying TGI Britain" amongst many other points from the man that are like a scatter-gun approach to getting an anti-independence quote into a newspaper.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • No matter his failures -- or the fruitlessness of his extravagant and scatter-gun governmental activism -- he redeems America of an ugly past.

    The GOP's Minority Deficit

  • No matter his failures -- or the fruitlessness of his extravagant and scatter-gun governmental activism -- he redeems America of an ugly past.

    Why the GOP Can't Win With Minorities

  • However, thanks to Ian Swanson, I do know that the Scottish Secretary thinks that "Most Scots are now saying TGI Britain" amongst many other points from the man that are like a scatter-gun approach to getting an anti-independence quote into a newspaper.

    What do 'most Scots' want?

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