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American English: /ˈʃɑtˌɡən/
British English: /ˈʃɒtɡʌn/

Translation of shotgun in Spanish:


  • to ride shotgun
    viajar como guardia armado
    (before noun) they had a shotgun wedding
    se tuvieron que casar
    se casaron de penalty (Spain) or (Mexico) de emergencia or (River Plate area) de apuro or (Chile) apurados [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Spent shotgun cartridges have been recovered from the scene.
    • Security guards were robbed at gunpoint by raiders wielding a sawn-off shotgun and a pistol.
    • The suspected burglar fled the farm but was later discovered nearby with a minor wound in his leg caused by shotgun pellets.

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