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shotgun

  

      n  
1   
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)   an offensive formation in which the quarterback lines up for a snap unusually far behind the line of scrimmage  
      adj  
3      (Chiefly U.S.)   involving coercion or duress  
a shotgun merger     
4      (Chiefly U.S.)   involving or relying on speculative suggestions, etc.  
a shotgun therapy     
      vb   , -guns, -gunning, -gunned  
5    tr     (U.S.)   to shoot or threaten with or as if with a shotgun  


shotgun wedding  
      n  
Informal   a wedding into which one or both partners are coerced, usually because the woman is pregnant  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
shotgun n.
technique used for smoking a marijuana joint in two, consisting in one person inhaling the smoke exhaled by the other one
slang

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Irys:

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crepidule:

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