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shotgun/ˈʃɑːtˌgʌn/noun
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shotgun
/ˈʃɑːtˌgʌn/
noun
pluralshotguns
Learner's definition of SHOTGUN  
[count]
: a gun with a long barrel that shoots a large number of small metal balls (called buckshot)
— see picture at gunsee also sawed-off shotgun
American football  : an offensive formation in which the quarterback is a few yards behind the line of scrimmage at the start of a play

ride shotgun

— see 1ride
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