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sawn-off shotgun

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
sawn-off shotgunˌsawn-off ˈshotgun British English, sawed-off shotgun American English noun [countable]  PMWa shotgun whose barrel (=long thin tube) has been cut short so that it is easier to hide
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sawn-off shotgunHe is further charged with possessing a sawn-off shotgun.Under the coat was a sawn-off shotgun and he fired.A sawn-off shotgun was seized and a man was arrested.Or course the sawn-off shotgun he was reloading was a bit of a giveaway, though.
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