scattergun


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scat·ter·gun

 (skăt′ər-gŭn′)
n.
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Noun1.scattergun - firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short rangesscattergun - firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
fowling piece - a light shotgun used for fowling
pump action, slide action - action mechanism in a modern rifle or shotgun; a back and forward motion of a sliding lever ejects the empty shell case and cocks the firearm and loads a new round
sawed-off shotgun - a shotgun with short barrels
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United's scattergun approach in the transfer market since Sir Alex Ferguson retired has seen them spend more than PS800million on new players.
It also accused Coast of a "scattergun, inconsistent and unusual proposals".
POLICE investigating the murder of TV Crimewatch host Jill Dando had a "scattergun approach" and a "foolish view" it was linked to the show, former co-host Nick Ross has claimed.
POLICE investigating the murder of Crimewatch host Jill Dando had a "scattergun approach" and a "foolish view" it was linked to the show, former co-host Nick Ross has claimed.
The SFA's scattergun approach last week - suddenly charging Celtic, Rangers, Brown and Steven Gerrard - stank of politics.
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That has been reflected in their scattergun approach in the transfer market, too.
Since opening ScatterGun Lodge in 2000, Chuck Ross can count more than 100 Tom Dokken-trained Labrador retrievers he's worked on his South Dakota hunting operation, all of them direct descendants of Maxx, the yellow Lab he had when he opened and is now buried near a large stone marker at the edge of the yard overlooking a broad valley of prime pheasant habitat.
A scattergun three darts brings a semi-respectable 30 and Harry's bullishness seems to be waning when he totals 21 with his first two.
President Trump's scattergun approach leaves much to be desired.
The Lib Dem chief has argued that the legal warning is both wrong and intimidatory - but the ruling Labour group has criticised his "scattergun criticisms" and labelled him a "pathetic martyr."
JEREMY CORBYN's scattergun approach to Prime Minister's Questions yesterday once again failed to pin down Theresa May on Brexit.