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Encyclopedia > Shotgun (disambiguation)

The word shotgun can mean:

  • Shotgun - a type of firearm.
  • The passenger seat next to the driver of a car. See: Calling shotgun.
  • Shotgun formation: an offensive formation in American football in which the quarterback receives the snap about five yards/metres behind the center.
  • Shotgunning (beer) - a method for drinking beer rapidly out of a can by punching a hole in the side of the can near the bottom.
  • Shotgun (cannabis) - one of a number of meanings in the slang of cannabis users.
  • Shotgunning (cold reading) - a technique used by purported psychics.
  • Shotgun ™ - a trademarked technology by Diamond Multimedia which allows for two modems to be connected together through two phonelines, doubling the bandwidth. Allows for phone calls while connected as the second connection temporarily disconnects
  • "Shotgun (song)" - an upbeat with multiple saxophone solos, and a number one hit in 1965 for Motown Records, recorded by Junior Walker and the All Stars.
  • Shotgun wedding - a type of hasty wedding.
  • Shotgun mic - a type of microphone with a long barrel and a narrow acceptance angle..

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BIGpedia - Shotgun - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (2365 words)
A shotgun is a firearm typically used to fire a number of small balls, the shot, from a smoothbore barrel of relatively large diameter.
Shotguns made for close ranges, where the angular speed of the targets is great (such as skeet shooting, or inland bird hunting) tend to have shorter barrels, around 24 to 28 inches (610 to 710 mm).
A typical 12 gauge shotgun slug is a blunt one-ounce hunk of metal--28 grams (432 grains); a typical 9 mm bullet is 115-135 grains (7 to 9 g) and cross-sectional area.
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