Sawed-off meaning

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Having one end sawed off.

A sawed-off shotgun.

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Designating a shotgun with the barrel cut off short.
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Shortened by sawing.

The sawed-off shotgun was illegal because its shorter barrel made it too easy to conceal.

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(slang) Short; runty.
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(informal) Short in stature.

A skinny, sawed-off man.

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(slang)Short (as though something that should be there isn't).

He was a sawed-off runt, just a little guy, but he packed so much attitude into that little package that no one was going to make anything about it.

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Simple past tense and past participle of saw off.
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