2. Football An offensive formation, used especially for passing, in which the quarterback receives the snap several yards behind the line of scrimmage.
3. New Orleans A house whose architecture is characterized by several rooms joined in a straight line from the front to the back:
“Shotguns [are] so named because a shotgun fired through the front door of these long, narrow homes could pass straight through the house and out the back door without hitting any barriers” (Melissa O Fryauf)See Regional Note at beignet
“盒式房屋之所以[被] 叫做shot guns是因为用滑膛枪在这些狭长房子的前门射击，子弹穿过房间，从后门射出，在这过程中子弹不会遇到任何障碍物” (梅利萨O弗雷奥夫)参见 beignet