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  1. Also called one-two punch. Boxing. a left-hand jab immediately followed by a right cross.
  2. Informal. any strong or effective combination of two people or things: The old one-two of a good passer and a good receiver is the best way to win football games.
  3. Fencing. a type of attack made up of two movements.
  1. employing or suggesting a one-two; with one major or powerful thing or person combined with or following another.

Origin of one-two

First recorded in 1800–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for one-two punch


  1. boxing a jab with the leading hand followed by a cross with the other hand
  2. soccer another term for wall pass
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