one-acter

[ wuhn-ak-ter ]
/ ˈwʌnˈæk tər /

noun Informal.

a short play consisting of one act.

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Also one-act [wuhn-akt] /ˈwʌnˌækt/.

Origin of one-acter

First recorded in 1890–95
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