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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɑːtgʌn; ˈʃɒtgʌn/

Translation of shotgun in Spanish:


  • escopeta (feminine) to ride shotgun viajar como guardia armado (before noun/delante del nombre) they had a shotgun wedding se tuvieron que casar, se casaron de penalty (Spain/España) or (Mexico/México) de emergencia or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) de apuro or (Chile) apurados [colloquial/familiar]

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