sawed off at the end, as a shotgun or broomstick.
Slang. smallish; of less than average size or stature.
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How to use sawed-off in a sentence
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 | Mark Jacobson | March 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The burglar was a career criminal, just out of prison after robbing a liquor store with a sawed-off shotgun.
Bones and fragments, including teeth and sawed-off jawbones, were discovered after much of his farm was dug up in 2002.
The farm-house stood in the middle of a large yard entered by a stile made of sawed-off logs of graduated heights.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
Her aunt had commented on the fact that Clint had taken from the wall a sawed-off shotgun he sometimes carried by his saddle.Oh, You Tex! | William Macleod Raine
One is a tall, lopsided, cock-eyed rooster, an' the other is a hammered-down sawed-off runt.Oh, You Tex! | William Macleod Raine
The little sawed-off sailor in the Villa Marie where I was billetted made coffee for two of us each morning.Golden Lads | Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
George Ashby lay on the ground bound as he had been left, his sawed-off shotgun not far away and his belt full of shells.The Young Engineers in Arizona | H. Irving Hancock