Definition of shotgun noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʃɒtɡʌn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɑːtɡʌn//
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  • a long gun that fires a lot of small metal bullets (called shot ) and is used especially for shooting birds or animals see also sawn-off shotgun
  • Extra examples He tried to blow his brains out with a shotgun. The cause of death was a shotgun blast at close range. The men were armed with sawn-off shotguns. The shotgun was pointed at me. the barrel of a shotgun The farmer kept a shotgun for killing crows and foxes.Idioms (North American English, informal) to ride in the front passenger seat of a car or truck
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shotgun