one-shot

adjective \ ˈwən-ˌshät \

Definition of one-shot

1 : that is complete or effective through being done or used or applied only once
  • there is no easy one-shot answer to the problem
2 : that is not followed by something else of the same kind
  • a one-shot tax cut

one-shot

noun

First Known Use of one-shot

1907

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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one-shot

Definition of one-shot for English Language Learners

  • : done or happening only once



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