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scattergun Line breaks: scat¦ter|gun
Pronunciation: /ˈskatəɡʌn/

Definition of scattergun in English:


another term for scattershot.
Example sentences
  • If we must have retail developments, let's concentrate on the city centre instead of perpetuating the Council's scattergun approach to planning.
  • She brings soul to anything her lazy-sounding voice touches and a vision of the world which is wrought in impressionistic, scattergun lyrics gilded with humour.
  • ‘If Wallace and Jack McConnell are not careful, this scattergun approach will land Scotland in hot water,’ he said.


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A shotgun.
Example sentences
  • Unlike the vast majority of semiauto scatterguns, the Benelli is not a gas gun.
  • This is the first large-scale procurement of anything other than slide-action scatterguns since the U.S. military was pulled out of Vietnam more than 25 years ago.
  • For decades, short double-barrel scatterguns have been a premier home-defense recommendation by such authorities as Jeff Cooper.
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