(of a firearm) requiring loading before each shot; not having or using a cartridge magazine.
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How to use single-shot in a sentence
As it happened, there were not shots fired, only a single shot.
For Electro, we had to build 3-D models of that character and apply it to every single shot.Marc Webb Takes Us Inside ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and Discusses His Rise to the A-List | Marlow Stern | March 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And yet, in the P&G ads, there is not a single shot of a father interacting with an athlete.
The arms that the founding fathers said we had a right to bear were single shot muskets.
The stop-motion animation took about 18 months, but with pre-production, where you storyboarded every single shot, it did add up.Henry Selick on Directing ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ | Marlow Stern | October 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Only a single shot was fired back, but this came from a heavy gun and was aimed by an old hunter.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
At this moment, a single shot was heard in the distance, and a ball whistled through the air over their heads.The Indian: On the Battle-Field and in the Wigwam | John Frost
It is true; for steady and cool were my brave fellows, and did not wish to throw away a single shot.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson | Robert Southey
We bagged as dangerous a lot of men as ever were banded together, and without firing a single shot.Shadow, the Mysterious Detective | Police Captain Howard
Before they had time to try if the wire connected only with the boathouse, a single shot sprang from across the drive."Persons Unknown" | Virginia Tracy