Definition of scattergun adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

scattergun

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈskætəɡʌn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskætərɡʌn//
 
(British English)(usually North American English scattershot
BrE BrE//ˈskætəʃɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskætərʃɑːt//
 
)
[only before noun]
 
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referring to a way of doing or dealing with something by considering many different possibilities, people, etc. in a way that is not well organized The scattergun approach to marketing means that the campaign is not targeted at particular individuals.