shot·gun / ˈshätˌgən/ • n. 1. a smoothbore gun for firing small shot at short range.2. (also shotgun formation) Football an offensive formation in which the quarterback receives the snap while standing several yards behind the line of scrimmage.• adj. 1. aimed at a wide range of things; with no specific target: many companies use the shotgun approach, aiming advertising at the widest possible audience.2. (of a house or other structure) with the rooms lined up one behind another, forming a long narrow whole: his family lived in a shotgun shack in South Memphis.PHRASES: ride shotgunsee ride.
Shotgun ★★½ 1955
A sheriff on the trail of a killer is accompanied by a girl he's saved from Indians. Average western cowritten by western actor Rory Calhoun, who had hoped to star in the film, but was turned down by the studio. 81m/C VHS . Sterling Hayden, Zachary Scott, Yvonne De Carlo; D: Lesley Selander; C: Ellsworth Fredericks.