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A term used in fanfictions to say that there will only be one body of text. (One chapter)
"Severus Snape struggles to find his way, and redemption, after the war. One shot."
by Domccus June 29, 2006
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term “second string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A “Second String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
by Deus-ex-machina August 26, 2020
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Refers to fanfiction, which means that the fic is one chapter long and will not be continued. Mostly canon.
Hey, should I continue my oneshot, or leave it as is?
by akurokuu August 22, 2006
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Writing about a character, place or thing that has been done on a spur of the moment of a fandom or orginal peice. Usually is to short for a short story consisting of only one chapter.
'The writer did a one=shot of Mike's feelings toward his parents.'
by lgbird April 28, 2005
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A term used in fanfiction literature by the authors writing a single chapter. Somewhat Similar to a short story used in regular literature.
One shot--We went through and through and came out blank.
by Saggeebush ! December 18, 2008
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In video games, to kill an opponent with a single shot or blow.
1. My character is so stacked, I can one-shot every boss in the game.

2. I've been one-shotting n00bs all day with the WA-2000 on MW2.
by reese456 May 06, 2010
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A graphic novel or OAV that has no sequils or following volumes.
"It's too bad this book was a one-shot. It had such a promising story line."

"Too bad the movie was a one-shot. It would have made a great series."
by Allaiyah June 24, 2004
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