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shot·gun

 (shŏt′gŭn′)
n.
1. A smoothbore gun that fires shot over short ranges. Also called scattergun.
2. Football An offensive formation, used especially for passing, in which the quarterback receives the snap several yards behind the line of scrimmage.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or using a shotgun.
2. Obtained by or involving coercion: a shotgun compromise.
3. Covering a wide range in a haphazard or ineffective manner: shotgun methods of testing the hypothesis that wasted time and money.
4. Having the rooms joined in a line from front to back: a shotgun house, a shotgun apartment
tr.v. shot·gunned, shot·gun·ning, shot·guns
1. To shoot at with a shotgun.
2. To drink (a can of beer or other beverage) quickly through a hole punched near the bottom of the can.
interj.
Used to claim the front passenger seat of a vehicle before a trip has started.
Idiom:
ride shotgun
To sit in the front passenger seat of a vehicle during a trip.

[Adjective, from the fact that the shot from a shotgun fired through the front door could go out the back door without encountering any intervening obstacles. Interj. and idiom, probably from shotgun messenger, a private armed guard who protected strongboxes and other valuable shipments on stagecoaches and rode in the seat next to the driver.]

shotgun

(ˈʃɒtˌɡʌn)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a shoulder firearm with unrifled bore designed for the discharge of small shot at short range and used mainly for hunting small game
b. (as modifier): shotgun fire.
2. (American Football) American football an offensive formation in which the quarterback lines up for a snap unusually far behind the line of scrimmage
adj
3. chiefly US involving coercion or duress: a shotgun merger.
4. chiefly US involving or relying on speculative suggestions, etc: a shotgun therapy.
vb, -guns, -gunning or -gunned
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) US to shoot or threaten with or as if with a shotgun

shot•gun

(ˈʃɒtˌgʌn)

n., adj., v. -gunned, -gun•ning. n.
1. a smoothbore gun for firing small shot to kill birds and small quadrupeds, though often used with buckshot to kill larger animals.
2. a football passing formation in which the quarterback lines up several yards behind the line of scrimmage.
adj.
3. pertaining to, or carried out with a shotgun.
4. gained or characterized by coercive methods.
5. tending to be wide-ranging, but haphazard: the shotgun approach to buying stocks.
6. having all the rooms in a line from front to back: a shotgun apartment.
v.t.
7. to fire a shotgun at.
[1770–80]

shotgun


Past participle: shotgunned
Gerund: shotgunning

Imperative
shotgun
shotgun
Present
I shotgun
you shotgun
he/she/it shotguns
we shotgun
you shotgun
they shotgun
Preterite
I shotgunned
you shotgunned
he/she/it shotgunned
we shotgunned
you shotgunned
they shotgunned
Present Continuous
I am shotgunning
you are shotgunning
he/she/it is shotgunning
we are shotgunning
you are shotgunning
they are shotgunning
Present Perfect
I have shotgunned
you have shotgunned
he/she/it has shotgunned
we have shotgunned
you have shotgunned
they have shotgunned
Past Continuous
I was shotgunning
you were shotgunning
he/she/it was shotgunning
we were shotgunning
you were shotgunning
they were shotgunning
Past Perfect
I had shotgunned
you had shotgunned
he/she/it had shotgunned
we had shotgunned
you had shotgunned
they had shotgunned
Future
I will shotgun
you will shotgun
he/she/it will shotgun
we will shotgun
you will shotgun
they will shotgun
Future Perfect
I will have shotgunned
you will have shotgunned
he/she/it will have shotgunned
we will have shotgunned
you will have shotgunned
they will have shotgunned
Future Continuous
I will be shotgunning
you will be shotgunning
he/she/it will be shotgunning
we will be shotgunning
you will be shotgunning
they will be shotgunning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shotgunning
you have been shotgunning
he/she/it has been shotgunning
we have been shotgunning
you have been shotgunning
they have been shotgunning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shotgunning
you will have been shotgunning
he/she/it will have been shotgunning
we will have been shotgunning
you will have been shotgunning
they will have been shotgunning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shotgunning
you had been shotgunning
he/she/it had been shotgunning
we had been shotgunning
you had been shotgunning
they had been shotgunning
Conditional
I would shotgun
you would shotgun
he/she/it would shotgun
we would shotgun
you would shotgun
they would shotgun
Past Conditional
I would have shotgunned
you would have shotgunned
he/she/it would have shotgunned
we would have shotgunned
you would have shotgunned
they would have shotgunned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shotgun - firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short rangesshotgun - 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
Translations
بُنْدُقِيَّةٌ رَشّبُنْدُقِيَّة صَيْد
brokovnicepuška
haglgevær
haulikko
sačmarica
sörétes vadászpuskavadászpuska
haglabyssa
散弾銃
산탄총
brokovnica
hagelbössa
ปืนล่าสัตว์
súng săn

shotgun

[ˈʃɒtgʌn]
A. Nescopeta f
B. CPD shotgun marriage, shotgun wedding Ncasamiento m a la fuerza
to have a shotgun weddingcasarse a la fuerza, casarse de penalty

shotgun

[ˈʃɒtgʌn]
nfusil m de chasse
modif [blast, pellets] → de fusil de chasse; [wound] → causé(e) par un coup de fusil de chasseshotgun wedding nmariage m précipité (souvent dû au fait que la mariée est enceinte)shot put nlancer m du poidsshot putter nlanceur/euse m/f de poidsshot silk nsoie f changeante

shotgun

[ˈʃɒtˌgʌn] nfucile m da caccia

shot1

(ʃot) noun
1. a single act of shooting. He fired one shot.
2. the sound of a gun being fired. He heard a shot.
3. a throw, hit, turn etc in a game or competition. It's your shot; Can I have a shot?; He played some good shots in that tennis match; Good shot!
4. an attempt. I don't know if I can do that, but I'll have a shot (at it).
5. something which is shot or fired, especially small lead bullets used in cartridges. lead shot.
6. a photograph, especially a scene in a film.
7. an injection. The doctor gave me a shot.
8. a marksman. He's a good shot.
ˈshotgun noun
a type of rifle that fires shot. a double-barrelled shotgun.
like a shot
very quickly; eagerly. He accepted my invitation like a shot.
a shot in the dark
a guess based on little or no information. The detective admitted that his decision to check the factory had just been a shot in the dark.

shotgun

بُنْدُقِيَّةٌ رَشّ puška haglgevær Schrotflinte κυνηγετικό όπλο escopeta haulikko fusil sačmarica fucile da caccia 散弾銃 산탄총 jachtgeweer hagle śrutówka espingarda дробовик hagelbössa ปืนล่าสัตว์ kısa menzilli silah súng săn 霰弹枪
References in classic literature ?
He said he reckoned a body could reform the old man with a shotgun, maybe, but he didn't know no other way.
The big man had been wakened by the noise, and had fired both barrels of a shotgun into Nag just behind the hood.
It was to be expected that little men should salt gold-mines with a shotgun and work off worthless brick-yards on their friends, but in high finance such methods were not worth while.
Loaded with two slugs and a round bullet, its effect was that of a sawed-off shotgun.
Not being prepared with an answer to the question, the Man with a Shotgun sagaciously removed the propounder.
As the two men, Jaralson leading, pushed their way through the growth of young trees, that enterprising man suddenly stopped and brought up his shotgun to the height of his breast, uttered a low note of warning, and stood motionless, his eyes fixed upon something ahead.
When the story went around the water-front of how French Frank had tried to run me down with his schooner, and of how I had stood on the deck of the Razzle Dazzle, a cocked double-barrelled shotgun in my hands, steering with my feet and holding her to her course, and compelled him to put up his wheel and keep away, the water-front decided that there was something in me despite my youth.
This was in reference to his all-potent and all-awful shotgun.
He blowed off his whole right hand with the burstin' of his shotgun, an' the huntin' dog pup he had with 'm ate up three of the fingers.
Look here, old trapper: few men love Ishmael Bush and his seven sledge-hammer sons less than one Paul Hover; but I scorn to slander even a Tennessee shotgun.
John Ferrier uttered these consoling remarks in a very confident tone, but she could not help observing that he paid unusual care to the fastening of the doors that night, and that he carefully cleaned and loaded the rusty old shotgun which hung upon the wall of his bedroom.
It mentioned that his injuries had been in the head, from the discharge of a shotgun.