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  • (British English) sawed-off
    Example sentences
    • The door to the apartment was barricaded from inside and when Gardai moved in, two shots were fired with a sawn-off shotgun at close range, injuring two Gardai.
    • In both movie and book, the murder is committed by a killer armed with what appears to have been a sawed-off shotgun.
    • At that point I felt for sure I was looking down the barrel of a sawn-off shotgun.
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