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"shotgun" in British English

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shotgunnoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃɒt.ɡʌn/ us   /ˈʃɑːt.ɡʌn/
  • shotgun noun [C] (GUN)

a long gun that fires a large number of small metal bullets at one time, designed for shooting birds and animals: The robbers used a sawn-off shotgun in the raid.
  • shotgun noun [C] (IN VEHICLE)

mainly US informal used to refer to the seat next to the driver in a car or other vehicle: The kids took turns riding shotgun. "Shotgun!", she shouted, and jumped into the passenger seat. Has anyone called shotgun? If not, I do!
(Definition of shotgun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shotgun" in American English

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shotgunnoun [C]

us   /ˈʃɑtˌɡʌn/
a long gun that fires a large number of small metal bullets at one time, used esp. for hunting
(Definition of shotgun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shotgun”
in Chinese (Simplified) 猎枪,滑膛枪,霰弹枪…
in Turkish av tüfeği, çifte…
in Russian дробовик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獵槍,滑膛槍,霰彈槍…
in Polish strzelba…
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