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."
Origin
1905–10
Word Origin and History for oneshot
one-shot
1907, "achieved in a single attempt" (original ref. is to golf). Meaning "happening or of use only once" is from 1937.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang related to oneshot

one-shot

modifier

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

noun
  1. A story or article that appears once, with no sequel (1942+)
  2. Any transaction, event, etc, that occurs only once; one-off : He was doing poetry readings, one-shots (1937+)
  3. A woman who accedes to the sex act once, then refuses repetitions (1950+)

Dictionary of American Slang
Copyright © 1986 by HarperCollins Publishers
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