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single-shot

[ sing-guhl-shot ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gəlˈʃɒt /
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adjective

(of a firearm) requiring loading before each shot; not having or using a cartridge magazine.

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Origin of single-shot

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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