sawed off

sawed-off

[sawd-awf, -of]
adjective
1.
sawed off at the end, as a shotgun or broomstick.
2.
Slang. smallish; of less than average size or stature.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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sawed-off

adjective
1. well below average height [syn: pint-size
2. cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use" 
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