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

1865–70, Americanism Unabridged
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sawn-off or esp (US) sawed-off
1.  (prenominal) (of a shotgun) having the barrel cut short, mainly to facilitate concealment of the weapon
2.  informal (of a person) small in stature
sawed-off or esp (US) sawed-off

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Example sentences
Each false fork dead-ended in a clearing, and each clearing had a sawed-off
  tree stump.
He began carrying a sawed-off shotgun around with him.
All were armed, the first two with sub-machine guns, the last two with
  sawed-off shotguns.
Wynn claims that his sawed-off shotgun does not qualify as such a device.
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