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Definition of call shotgun

call shotgun

verb

  • 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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Other terms relating to 'to claim':

Definitions include: rights to a sitting space recently vacated, that one intends on occupying again in the near future. One "calls fives" to claim, for example, a spot on a sofa when one gets up to use the bathroom. Anyone is permitted to sit in the seat during the person's absence, but must give it up immediately when that person returns. One would say, "I've got fives" while getting up from a seat.
Definitions include: to claim ownership, at least temporarily.
Definitions include: the passenger seat in a vehicle.
Definitions include: to lay claim to.

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Other terms relating to 'call':

Definitions include: a situation in which any outcome is equally likely.
Definitions include: acronym for "booty call"; hookup.
Definitions include: a last-minute or previously unplanned request to meet up with someone with the intention of having sex (i.e. getting booty.)
Definitions include: to claim ownership, at least temporarily.
Definitions include: to recognize something for what it is.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to reserve something for the next five minutes, while one is absent.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to vomit (noisily).
Definitions include: a prostitute.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to stop performing a task.
Definitions include: to go home and/or go to bed.
Definitions include: a good solution to a problem

Other terms relating to 'shotgun':

Definitions include: to sit in the passenger seat of a motor vehicle.
Definitions include: the passenger seat in a vehicle.
Definitions include: to solve a task using inaccurate techniques.
Definitions include: Used in South African slang to describe a wedding where the woman is pregnant.
Definitions include: to sit in the passenger seat of a motor vehicle.

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