esp US sawed-off
- (prenominal) (of a shotgun) having the barrel cut short, mainly to facilitate concealment of the weapon
- informal (of a person) small in stature
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Examples from the Web for sawn-off
It was triangular, a piece of sawn-off wood, brown with age and ragged.
This is the last compartment, right in the nose; a sawn-off cone-shape.The Lost Kafoozalum
There were six in all, but rather more than that number of shadowy objects had appeared unexpectedly among the sawn-off stumps.A Damaged Reputation
And he knocked with his stick a little piece of sawn-off board that lay beside the rushing water.