One-shot



[wuhn-shot] /ˈwʌnˌʃɒt/

noun, Also, one shot
1.
a magazine, brochure, or the like that is published only one time, with no subsequent issues intended, usually containing articles and photographs devoted to one topical subject.
2.
a single appearance by a performer, as in a play, motion picture, or television program.
3.
a close-up camera shot of one person.
4.
something occurring, done, used, etc., only once.
adjective
5.
occurring, done, etc., only once.
6.
achieved or accomplished with a single try:
a one-shot solution.
adj.

1907, “achieved in a single attempt” (original reference is to golf), from one + shot (n.). Meaning “happening or of use only once” is from 1937.

modifier

: He put her in a one-shot whodunit/ Maybe it was a one-shot shakedown

noun

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