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Meaning of one-shot

one-shot

Pronunciation: (wun'shot"), [key]
— n.
  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.
—adj.
  1. occurring, done, etc., only once.
  2. achieved or accomplished with a single try: a one-shot solution.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.