shotgun has definitions from the field of arms
[ noun ] (arms) firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges



Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

But even on these , the palette often takes_over while the shotgun cools_off !

(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)

Also , he thought , I doubt if she could hit the side of a barn with a shotgun .