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Definition of shotgun noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

shotgun

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈʃɑtɡʌn//
 
 
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  • a long gun that fires a lot of small metal bullets (calledshot) and is used especially for shooting birds or animals see also sawed-off shotgun
  • Idioms
    ride shotgun (informal)
     
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    to ride in the front passenger seat of a car or truck
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shotgun