- sawed off at the end, as a shotgun or broomstick.
- Slang. smallish; of less than average size or stature.
Origin of sawed-off
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for 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
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