sawn-off(redirected from sawed-offs)
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1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (prenominal) (of a shotgun) having the barrel cut short, mainly to facilitate concealment of the weapon
2. informal (of a person) small in stature
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|Adj.||1.||sawn-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"
|2.||sawn-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"