Shotgun methods of testing the hypothesis that wasted time and money.
I call shotgun! (I claim the right to sit in the passenger seat.)
I got a day off because I shotgunned it.
A shotgun compromise.
Elvis Presley was born in a two-bedroom shotgun in Tupelo, Mississippi.
The ground was littered with shotgun shells.
A shotgun wedding.
- To sit in the front passenger seat of a vehicle during a trip.
- in the W U.S., to go along as an armed guard, esp. with the driver of a stagecoach
- to ride in the front passenger seat of a motor vehicle
Other Word Forms
Origin of shotgun
- Interj. and idiom, probably from shotgun messenger a private armed guard who protected strongboxes and other valuable shipments on stagecoaches and rode in the seat next to the driver
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition