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call shotgun


  • to claim the (front) seat next to the driver in an automobile. Derives from the "old west" when stagecoaches routinely had an armed guard (typically with a shotgun) seated next to the driver on top.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to claim.

    Last edited on Nov 03 2008. Submitted by Michael W. on Nov 03 2008.

  • to claim ownership or rights to something or someone.

    Last edited on Jul 28 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 28 2011.

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