Used (often sarcastically) of a change to a program that is thought to be trivial or insignificant right up to the moment it crashes the system. Usually “cured” by another one-line fix. See also I didn’t change anything!
[wuhn-lahy-ner] /ˈwʌnˈlaɪ nər/ noun 1. a brief joke or amusing remark. noun 1. (informal) a short joke or witty remark or riposte n. “short joke, witty remark,” 1969, from one + line. noun A quick joke or quip; a funny observation; wisecrack: a new neighbor who exchanges one-liners with Lianna in the laundry room (1964+)
- One-liner wars
games, programming A game popular among hackers who code in the language APL (see write-only language and line noise). The objective is to see who can code the most interesting and/or useful routine in one line of operators chosen from APL’s exceedingly hairy primitive set. A similar amusement was practiced among TECO hackers and is […]
[wuhn-luhng] /ˈwʌnˌlʌŋ/ adjective 1. having or equipped with only one lung. 2. Slang. (of an engine, automobile, etc.) having only one cylinder.
[wuhn-luhng-er] /ˈwʌnˈlʌŋ ər/ noun, Slang. 1. a one-cylinder internal-combustion engine.