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scattergun

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scattergun

modifier

Broadly and imprecisely directed; crudely comprehensive; shotgun: the scattergun memo (1952+)

noun
  1. A shotgun (1836+)
  2. A machine gun, submachine gun, or machine pistol; burp gun (WWII Army)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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