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shotgun:

see small armssmall arms,
firearms designed primarily to be carried and fired by one person and, generally, held in the hands, as distinguished from heavy arms, or artillery. Early Small Arms

The first small arms came into general use at the end of the 14th cent.
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shotgun

[′shät‚gən]
(ordnance)
A smooth-bore shoulder weapon; the usual classes are riot gun, skeet gun, and sporting gun.

shotgun

American football an offensive formation in which the quarterback lines up for a snap unusually far behind the line of scrimmage
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Red pepper spray and rubber bullets shot from a 12-gauge shotgun sting the bear as it runs from the cage, and a firecracker-like explosion rockets it into all-out panic mode.
I was just starting to get used to my borrowed 12-gauge shotgun, and my revolvers (single-action .
Without a doubt, the 12-gauge shotgun is king of the hill, the mythical all-around shotgun.
It's not likely that Coleman's passing would have been marked outside of Hayneville--much less made it into the obituary page of the New York Times--if he hadn't used his 12-gauge shotgun to tear a young Episcopal seminarian's body almost in two and to rip open the back of a young Chicago priest, leaving him with a lifetime handicap.
The team will also perform a test with a 12-gauge shotgun.
In Guinayangan town, policemen armed with a search warrant arrested farmer Gerald Gonzales after he was found with an unlicensed one shot 12-gauge shotgun with several bullets inside his house in Barangay
A man was taken into custody by Lane County Sheriff's Department on Saturday night in Jasper for multiple charges of menacing and reckless endangering as well as charges of unlawful use of a weapon and criminal trespassing after he sporadically shot a 12-gauge shotgun while sitting in his car in the parking lot of Natron Wood Products on Jasper Lowell Road.
The humble 12-gauge shotgun has been around since the beginning.
The doublebladed, 12'/2-inch-long knife cut through a screen door and landed in the home next to the feet of an occupant who had retrieved his 12-gauge shotgun.
They also found 132 12-gauge shotgun cartridges, 23 further rounds of ammunition and 10 full metal jacket cartridges.
40 S&W resides in my sock drawer, but even closer is a 12-gauge shotgun.
Three people were injured at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North Carolina when a 12-gauge shotgun filled with bird shot accidentally discharged as its owner unzipped its case for a security check, authorities said.