shot-gun | ˈshotgun, n.
1. a. A smooth-bore gun (fowling-piece) used for firing small-shot, as distinguished from a rifle for firing a bullet.
1828 J. Hall Lett. from West 86 Luck's like a shot-gun, mighty uncertain.
1835 W. Irving Tour Prairies xi. 86 The lads of the West holding ‘shot-guns’, as they call them, in great contempt, thinking‥the rifle the only fire-arm worthy of a hunter.
1892 W. W. Greener Breech-loader 220 The sportsmanlike use of the shot-gun.https://www.google.com/search?q=%22shot+gun%2...
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- Australia Twice Traversed: Volume 2: The Romance of Exploration Ernest Giles - 2011 - 422 pages - Preview
One fellow, Jimmy said, came rushing up to give him his quietus, and began dancing about the camp and pulling over all the things, when Jimmy suddenly caught up a shot gun loaded with heavy long-shot cartridges
- The Complete Guide to Traditional Taxidermy Charles K. Reed, Chester Albert Reed - 2012 - 304 pages
A single-barrel, single shot gun costs the least, but you run the risk of losing a rare specimen by not having another shot in reserve in case of a miss.
- The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry: A Civil War History - David Williamson - 2011 - Preview
... and kept blazing away with an old shot gun as she ran to the shore, and the party who landed to spike the cannon had reluctantly to ...
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LANGLEY V. STATE
14 Jun 2011 – was killed in the home of appellant with a shot gun held by appellant. ...http://www.carbon.utah.gov/nssr/venues.aspx
Law enforcement: The law enforcement venue consists of an enclosed shooting area with radiant heaters, designed for pistol, rifle and shot gun use.