sawed-off


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sawed-off

(sôd′ôf′, -ŏf′)
adj.
1. Having one end sawed off: a sawed-off shotgun.
2. Slang Short; runty.

sawed′-off′



adj.
1. cut off at the end, as a shotgun.
2. Slang. smallish; of less than average size or stature.
[1865–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sawed-off - well below average height
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
2.sawed-off - cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use"
short - (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss"
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