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1.
a house of rooms that are connected without a corridor (often with a single floor)
She lives alone in a shotgun house.
by The Return of Light Joker January 09, 2008
 
2.
A house in the South with only one room, small and simple enough that you could shoot a shotgun in one door and out the other. (Improvement on previous definition)
After Katrina, people who had real homes are building shotgun houses because the insurance companies are screwing them over.
by aleks August 08, 2006