sawn-off


sawn-off
sawn-off
adjective
(a) (truncated) scié, coupé (à la scie)
(b) {{}}British{{}} {{}}familiar{{}} (short → person) court sur pattes
►► sawn-off shotgun carabine f à canon scié

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  • sawn-off — (N. Amer. sawed off) ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a gun) having a shortened barrel for ease of handling and a wider field of fire. 2) informal (of a garment) having been cut short …   English terms dictionary

  • sawn-off — adjective 1. well below average height • Syn: ↑pint size, ↑pint sized, ↑runty, ↑sawed off • Similar to: ↑short, ↑little • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sawn-off — adj. Sawn off is used with these nouns: ↑shotgun …   Collocations dictionary

  • sawn-off — (N. Amer. sawed off) adjective 1》 (of a gun) having a shortened barrel for ease of handling and a wider field of fire. 2》 informal (of a garment) having been cut short.     ↘N. Amer. (of a person) short …   English new terms dictionary

  • sawn-off shotgun — UK [ˌsɔːn ɒf ˈʃɒtˌɡʌn] US [ˌsɔn ɔf ˈʃɑtˌɡʌn] noun [countable] [singular sawn off shotgun plural sawn off shotguns] british a shotgun with part of its barrel …   Useful english dictionary

  • sawn-off shotgun — sawn off shotguns N COUNT A sawn off shotgun is a shotgun on which the barrel has been cut short. Guns like this are often used by criminals because they can be easily hidden. [BRIT] The men burst in wearing balaclavas and brandishing sawn off… …   English dictionary

  • sawn-off shotgun — BrE .sawed off shotgun AmE n a ↑shotgun whose ↑barrel (=long thin tube) has been cut short so that it is easier to hide …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sawn-off shotgun — UK [ˌsɔːn ɒf ˈʃɒtˌɡʌn] / US [ˌsɔn ɔf ˈʃɑtˌɡʌn] noun [countable] Word forms sawn off shotgun : singular sawn off shotgun plural sawn off shotguns British a shotgun with part of its barrel (= long narrow tube) cut off …   English dictionary

  • sawn-off shotgun — /sɔn ɒf ˈʃɒtgʌn/ (say sawn of shotgun) noun a shotgun, the barrel of which has been sawn off for greater ease in concealment or carrying. Also, sawn off …   Australian English dictionary

  • sawn-off shotgun — noun A shotgun whose barrel(s) has been shortened to give a larger spread, though with more limited range (often for illegal purposes) Syn: sawed off shotgun …   Wiktionary

  • sawn-off shotgun — BrE, sawed off shotgun AmE noun (C) a shotgun that has had its barrel (=long thin part) cut short …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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