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 for shotgun
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shotgun \Shot"gun`\, n.
     A light, smooth-bored gun, often double-barreled, especially
     designed for firing small shot at short range, and killing
     small game.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder
           weapon for firing shot at short ranges [syn: shotgun,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "shotgun":
     automatic, blowgun, blowpipe, coerce, compel, concuss, constrain,
     firearm, flamethrower, gat, gun, handgun, heater, make, musket,
     oblige, peashooter, piece, pistol, repeater, revolver, rifle, rod,
     sawed-off shotgun, shooting iron, six-gun, six-shooter

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