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To verbally lay claim to (something)

I got a day off because I shotgunned it.

Utilizing numerous or highly diverse means to achieve a particular result
To rapidly drink a beverage from a can by making a hole in the bottom of the can, placing the hole above one's mouth, and opening the top
Of or relating to a shotgun

The ground was littered with shotgun shells.

To inhale from a pipe or other smoking device, followed shortly by an exhalation into someone else’s mouth
The front passenger seat in a vehicle, next to the driver; so called because the position of the shotgun-armed guard on a horse-drawn stage-coach, wagon train, or gold transport was next to the driver on a forward-mounted bench seat

I call shotgun! (I claim the right to sit in the passenger seat.).

A play formation in which the quarterback is a few feet behind the snapper when the ball is hiked, ideally allowing for an easier pass play
Occurring as a result of the threat of force

a shotgun wedding.

A one-story dwelling with no hallways or corridors, with the rooms arranged in a straight line. Mostly heard in the southern United States

Elvis Presley was born in a two-bedroom shotgun in Tupelo, Mississippi.

To hit the ball directly back at the pitcher
A gun which fires loads consisting of small metal balls, called shot, from a cartridge
A clause in a shareholders agreement whereby if one party offers to buy out the other at a certain price, the other party has, within a limited period, the right either to accept the price or buy the offeror out at the same price
A long and narrow highly directional microphone Aimed at its subject, the shotgun mic is designed to capture sound from long distances
When the quarterback sets up in the backfield instead of under the center before the snap of the football Most often used in obvious passing situations
A weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder, and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger
A house type that is one room wide and two or more deep, named by folklore for the ability to fire a shotgun through the front door and exit uninterrupted through the rear door
To rapidly drink a beverage from a can by making a hole in the bottom of the can, placing the hole above ones mouth, and opening the top
{i} smooth-barreled gun that fires small pellets over short distances and is used to hunt small game
A light, smooth- bored gun, often double-barreled, especially designed for firing small shot at short range, and killing small game
To inhale from a pipe or other smoking device, followed shortly by an exhalation into someone else's mouth
firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges
Two-drum, live skyline yarding system used in uphill logging, in which the carriage moves down the skyline by gravity, is lowered to attach logs, and is then raised and pulled to the landing by the main line (10)
Occuring as a result of the threat of force
(also "shotgun start") a method of starting a round of golf (usually, but not exclusively, a tournament) where a group starts on each hole at the sound of a shotgun, or simply at a specified time Example: A shotgun/shotgun start usually saves time, as all groups start and finish at the same time instead of waiting to tee off one group at a time
A shotgun is a gun used for shooting birds and animals which fires a lot of small metal balls at one time. a long gun fired from the shoulder, that shoots many small round balls at one time, used especially for killing birds or animals. Smoothbore shoulder firearm designed to fire a number of pellets, or shot, that cover a large target area after they leave the muzzle. It is used mainly against small game such as birds. The earliest examples were the fowling pieces that appeared in 16th-century Europe. Repeating shotguns, in which several cartridges could be loaded at once, became available in the 1880s. The range of a modern shotgun is about 50 yards (45 m)
When the quarterback stands about five or six yards behind the center and takes a direct snap Usually used in passing situations
The front passenger seat in a vehicle, next to the driver
(aka: "shotgun start") a method of starting a tournament where a foursome (or even two) is positioned on each hole and at the sound of a shotgun begins play The benefit of a shotgun is that everyone starts and finished at approximately the same time Example: "Ques: What time is our tee off? Ans: The tournament is a 1: 00 shotgun start "
A shoulder gun with smooth-bored barrel(s) primarily intended for firing multiple small, round projectiles, (shot, birdshot, pellets), larger shot (buck shot), single round balls (pumpkin balls) and cylindrical slugs Some shotgun barrels have rifling to give better accuracy with slugs or greater pattern spread to birdshot
shotgun approach
An approach in which the subject is indiscriminate and haphazard, using breadth, spread, or quantity in lieu of accuracy, planning, etc

She seems to take the shotgun approach to holiday shopping, buying many smaller, generic gifts for everybody.

shotgun house
A narrow shack with a door at each end, common in the Southern United States from the end of the Civil War until the 1920s
shotgun marriage
A shotgun wedding itself
shotgun marriage
Used figuratively
shotgun marriage
Such marriages, or such weddings, taken collectively
shotgun marriage
A marriage beginning with (resulting from) a shotgun wedding

Others explained that a forced marriage was likely to end in an early divorce, so that the child would suffer more in a shotgun marriage than if born out of wedlock.

shotgun marriages
plural form of shotgun marriage
shotgun offense
An offense in which the quarterback sets up at a distance behind the center and the ball is snapped through the air
shotgun pleading
A legal complaint or an answer to a complaint which sets forth an excessive number of facts with no clear organization, and then asserts that those facts describe a cause of action or a defense
shotgun pleadings
plural form of shotgun pleading
shotgun proteomics
A laboratory method for the determining the identities of proteins in a mixture
shotgun sequencing
A DNA sequencing technique in which a large number of small fragments of a long DNA strand are generated at random, sequenced, and reassembled to form a sequence of the original strand
shotgun shack
A house with no internal barrier between the front and back doors

The shotgun name reflects the fact that the shot fired from a shotgun through the front door would likely strike and possibly kill all inhabitants within. Donald Clark, Sep.8, 2005.

shotgun wedding
A wedding in which the bride is already pregnant
shotgun wedding
Any similarly reputedly forced partnership, between people or organizations
shotgun weddings
plural form of shotgun wedding
shotgun marriage
A marriage that is forced or necessitated because of pregnancy. Also called shotgun wedding
shotgun shell
a shell containing lead shot; used in shotguns
shotgun wedding
A shotgun wedding is a wedding that has to take place quickly, often because the woman is pregnant
shotgun wedding
A shotgun wedding is a merger between two companies which takes place in a hurry because one or both of the companies is having difficulties. a wedding that has to take place immediately because the woman is going to have a baby
double-barreled shotgun
Alternative spelling of double-barrelled shotgun
double-barrelled shotgun
A type of shot firing gun with two long, parallel barrels, allowing the user to fire twice in quick succession
ride shotgun
To assist and protect

He attended the meeting to ride shotgun for the sales team, in case anyone had a technical question.

ride shotgun
To ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle, next to the driver

When both kids want to ride shotgun with Mom, they'll just have to take turns.

sawed-off shotgun
A sawn-off shotgun
sawn-off shotgun
A shotgun whose barrel(s) has been shortened to give a larger spread, though with more limited range (often for illegal purposes)
riding shotgun
Sitting alongside the driver in a moving vehicle
ride shotgun
Travel as a guard next to the driver of a vehicle
sawed-off shotgun
A sawed-off shotgun is the same as a sawn-off shotgun
sawed-off shotgun
a shotgun with short barrels
sawn-off shotgun
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. The men burst in wearing balaclavas and brandishing sawn-off shotguns. a shotgun whose barrel (=long thin tube) has been cut short so that it is easier to hide
third-person singular of shotgun
plural of shotgun
Turkish - English
(Avcılık) smoothbore