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scattergun (plural scatterguns)
- A shotgun.
1999 December 1, Manning, Jason, Gun Justice: The Unforgettable Story of Texas John Slaughter, One of the Greatest Gunfighters of the Old West, Macmillan:
- Groundhitching the horse, he left the Winchester in the saddle boot and reached under his duster to unsling the scattergun.
2013 February 21, Sarah Shahi as Sam Shaw, “Relevance”, in Person of Interest, season 2, episode 16:
- You ever have a staring contest with a fish? No eyelids. Kinda pointless, right? Like you reaching for that scattergun.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:scattergun.