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shotgun shack

(chiefly Southern United States 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. When our whole family goes to stay in my grandmother's shotgun shack in New Orleans, it always feels like we're all right on top of one another.
See also: shack, shotgun
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Their world, beyond the razor-wire fences of the school, was no broader than the dusty streets of the wrong side of the tracks, the sloped tin roofs and sagging porches of shotgun shacks and trailers mounted on cinderblocks.
Make a visit to Clarksdale even more memorable with an overnight stay at the Hopson Plantation's Shack Up Inn--a bed and breakfast made up of authentic sharecroppers' shotgun shacks.
The 15-acre property purchased for the park included Elvis's first home, and today more than 60,000 tourists and fans take the exit off US 78 to Elvis Presley Boulevard each year, headed for the tiny shotgun shack at the end of the road.
Urban renewal erased all that, with government bulldozers tearing down shotgun shacks and well-kept two-story homes alike.
She perceived that, because of the declining birth rate for the United States as a whole during the 1930s, the ever-prolific women of the South's pine barrens and shotgun shacks were producing a disproportionally large share of America's children.
Visitors from around the world have stayed in these renovated shotgun shacks with corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls.