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- n. A wedding in which the bride is already pregnant.
- n. Any similarly reputedly forced partnership, between people or organizations.
From the implication that the groom was brought to the altar by shotgun-wielding relatives of the bride. (Wiktionary)
Looking at it in the splattered gleam of the station wagon’s headlights, while Tiny banged the trailer hitch into a shotgun wedding with the front bumper, Dortmunder said, “A lot of boats like this have funny names.