sawn-off


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sawn-off

or

sawed-off

adj
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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
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"
Translations

sawn-off

, (US) sawed-off
adj sawn-off shotgunGewehr ntmit abgesägtem Lauf
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