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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Loaded with two slugs and a round bullet, its effect was that of a sawed-off shotgun. And Van Horn knew the blaze and the black of death, even as "Gott fer dang!" died unuttered on his lips and as his fingers relaxed from the part-lifted automatic, dropping it to the floor.
Now the old prospector reached into his saddlebag and pulled out a sawed-off shotgun. 'Son,' he said, 'you ever kissed a mule's tail?'
'I know how to shoot a Desert Eagle, a Sawed-Off Shotgun, a Glock, a Smith and Wesson and an MP 40,' she told Vogue of her knowledge in firearms.
Police were searching for a murder suspect, Jerome Almonor, who was believed to be still in possession of the murder weapon, a sawed-off shotgun.
The cache included a sawed-off shotgun, an airgun, a metallic object containing explosive material, and a nylon bag containing explosive material of a gross weight of 1030 grams.
He testified that Roberts was suddenly standing beside him at the front door with a sawed-off shotgun, and appellant asked Roberts what he was doing.
Disdaining the traditional saber, many of the grey-clad troopers felt that in a cavalry melee, several revolvers and a sawed-off shotgun were far superior to waving some dang fool long knife around.
The new "Call of Duty: WWII" Hot Fix brings changes to six weapons in the game: FG 42, Grease Gun, Kar98k, Lee Enfield, Combat Shotgun and Sawed-Off Shotgun. The developer has apparently decided to make some modifications on their stats.
Authorities said Graham and Gonzalez got out of the car to fire a sawed-off shotgun into the air in celebration.
While this Note does not purport to analyze all potential local dangers for a Wyoming resident that might create a need to possess a sawed-off shotgun, the historical connotation of those weapons as used by criminals, under the test's third prong, would likely defeat any challenge to the ban on sawed-off shotguns.
In December 1990, Garcia and 15-year-old Christopher Vargas entered a liquor store with a sawed-off shotgun, according to court documents.
Last June, Chuisano pleaded guilty to conspiracy to intentionally cause damage to a protected computer as well as possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun, says the Daily News.