sawed-off shotgun

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Noun1.sawed-off shotgun - a shotgun with short barrels
scattergun, shotgun - firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges
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Abdelrauf was accompanied by Hamed Al-Barbary, another journalist from Al-Gomhoria newspaper, who was detained a day after the incident for an investigation of possession of a sawed off shotgun and shotgun cartridges.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A New York City man and woman have been arrested in Manhattan, accused of possession of an explosive substance and a sawed off shotgun, authorities said.
As police arrived, Gray flashed a sawed off shotgun at officers but dropped the weapon and retreated into the home, where he remained for about three hours as negotiators tried to talk him out, police said.