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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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However, authorities later issued a new document detailing the shotgun injuries.
External fixation has provided satisfactory results in the treatment of severe forearm injuries, such as is seen in close range shotgun injuries. Smith and Cooney have proposed a compromise solution.
A fourth woman is being treated for shotgun injuries after being found in another house in the street.
The schoolboy's mother Rachel, 39, was yesterday said to be "totally devastated" by his death, just days after she was released from hospital following treatment for shotgun injuries.
A 50-year-old man is under guard in hospital where he is undergoing treatment for shotgun injuries which are not thought to be lifethreatening.
Officers had been conducting searches in and around the area of Clyde Terrace in Spennymoor, where on Saturday, October 9, two men from the town received shotgun injuries during an incident which took place in an alleyway.
At around 9pm on Friday December 12, the youngster was walking on the loop line path between Alder road and East Prescot Road when he received shotgun injuries to his lower back, arm and buttocks.
Talib Khan was shot in the arm and leg while two other men received shotgun injuries during the violent incident.
The puppet administration recently admitted in the so-called Kashmir Assembly that 6,221 people had received pellet shotgun injuries, including 782 eye injuries, between July 2016 and February 2017.
He was arrested after being taken to Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) with shotgun injuries, according to court documents.
Four male occupants aged 26, 18, 25 and 24 were discovered with shotgun injuries to their legs.
One of the suspected raiders called an ambulance so an accomplice with shotgun injuries could be treated.