one-tim·​er ˈwən-ˌtī-mər How to pronounce one-timer (audio)
: a shot (as in hockey or soccer) that is made by immediately striking a moving puck or ball (as when receiving a pass from a teammate) without first stopping and controlling it
one-time transitive verb
one-timed; one-timing
Paul Keegan made a steal on the right and cut the ball back, and Rocha one-timed a 16-yard blast into the roof of the net. Frank Dell'Apa

Examples of one-timer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By then, however, Fajardo, a former D.C. United striker, had scored on an eight-yard one-timer off back-up goalkeeper Ethan Horvath’s hands before 59,145 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Steven Goff, Washington Post, 28 June 2024 Right back Joe Scally crossed to Weston McKennie, who set up Pulisic alone in the penalty area for a 12-yard one-timer. Steven Goff, Washington Post, 13 June 2024 With 50 seconds left, Bennett got the Panthers on the board, 1-0, with a one-timer off a pass from Evan Rodrigues. Antwan Staley, New York Daily News, 2 June 2024 On Tuesday, Reinhart’s one-timer from the slot after a 13-second, eight-pass sequence to start the power play proved to be the difference maker. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 29 May 2024 Stars center Roope Hintz fired a frozen rope from the shooters’ left side of the crease to the right, setting up teammate Miro Heiskanen for a one-timer that zipped over Georgiev’s left shoulder and into the net with 5:14 left in the opening stanza. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, 12 May 2024 After taking a cross-ice feed from Hintz, Heiskanen buried a one-timer. Field Level Media, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 May 2024 That allowed Kevin Fiala to put the Kings ahead 1:46 into the final period with a rocket of a one-timer from the right boards. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2024 Just 55 seconds after the fight, the Sharks took the lead, as Eklund took a pass from Henry Thrun and rifled a one-timer past Hofer at the 14:42 mark. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 7 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of one-timer was in 1984

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“One-timer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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