- sawed off at the end, as a shotgun or broomstick.
- Slang. smallish; of less than average size or stature.
Origin of sawed-off
Related Words for sawed-offsmall, thick, tiny, low, abbreviated, compact, stunted, little, squat, wee, slight, diminutive, petite, pocket, chunky, skimpy, stocky, stubby, thickset, undersized
Examples from the Web for sawed-off
Contemporary Examples of sawed-off
A few feet from where we sit is the sawed-off stump of a third willow.
Two feet from the sawed-off stump of a third willow is the small foot-pump carousel Ray was sitting on when he shot himself.
He was the point man in the promotion when Evel Knievel swore he'd soar across Snake River Canyon in a sawed-off rocket ship.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
The burglar was a career criminal, just out of prison after robbing a liquor store with a sawed-off shotgun.One Redneck’s Gun Stand
February 13, 2013
Bones and fragments, including teeth and sawed-off jawbones, were discovered after much of his farm was dug up in 2002.He Wanted to Kill 50 Women
Barbie Latza Nadeau
August 18, 2010
Historical Examples of sawed-off
Andrew, thrilling with horror, recognized one as a sawed-off shotgun.Way of the Lawless
And they've got four sawed-off shotguns and a tommy-gun in the back seat.The Ambulance Made Two Trips
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He could whang away at a quarter with that sawed-off .45 of his and hit it every crack.Crooked Trails and Straight
William MacLeod Raine
The Mexican crept to his sawed-off shotgun loaded with buck-shot.El Diablo
"Here is where I shine by being a 'sawed-off,'" he informed me.The Red Watch
J. A. Currie