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"
References in classic literature ?
He was a little, thin, sawed-off, sword-swallowing and juggling Frenchman.
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As soon as the dog had scented a breathing-hole, Kotuko would reverse the sleigh, driving a couple of sawed-off antlers, that stuck up like perambulator-handles from the back-rest, deep into the snow, so that the team could not get away.
SWAT members searching for additional occupants found a sawed-off shotgun in the trunk.
Two men wielding sawed-off shotguns approached the unidentified victim.
It's no secret that a sawed-off shotgun makes one of the best home defense weapons around.
Ten people were arrested on suspicion of felony offenses, including possession of rock cocaine and marijuana for sale, possession of illegal sawed-off shotguns, and possession of firearms by felons.
The action includes fighting off mechanical gargoyles, stealing into a museum to examine a mummy, and wading through foul sewers while carrying a sawed-off mummy's head.
With a knife scar rakishly bisecting his face and a devastating way with a sawed-off shotgun, Omar is the polar opposite of a stereotypical gay man--ruthless with his enemies, tender with his boyfriends.
The school, on the other hand, points to an exception in the state's Firearms Act that says a person "may not possess any dangerous weapon, firearm, or sawed-off shotgun on or about school, premises.
He naively agreed, and was soon handed a sawed-off shotgun.