from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Becoming effective after only one attempt: looked for a one-shot solution to the problem.
  • adj. Informal Being the only one and unlikely to be repeated: The funding was a one-shot deal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. needing only a single attempt to become effective.
  • adj. unique.
  • n. A television programme that is not part of a series.
  • n. A cinematographic shot of a person talking to camera; a talking head.
  • n. A monostable multivibrator.
  • n. A type of long-lasting paint.
  • n. A music sample that is played without immediate repetition.
  • n. A headshot, especially in first-person shooters, or a single-hit kill in most RPGs.
  • n. A story of only one chapter.


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