slang A one-story house in which each room is in a straight alignment with the others, connected by a continuous hallway running from the front to the back of the residence. Chiefly used in the Southern United States.
When our whole family goes to stay in my grandmother’s shotgun house in New Orleans, it always feels like we’re all right on top of one another.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘shotgun house’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘shotgun house’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.