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uni- +‎ task +‎ -er, modelled on multitasker.


unitasker (plural unitaskers)

  1. A person who does a single thing at a time.
    • 2009 August 30, Ruth Pennebaker, “The Mediocre Multitasker”, in New York Times[1]:
      Even with scientific validation at his fingertips, Mr. Leleux frets that the Stanford study may have been done “by a bitter unitasker like me who wants to validate his own existence.”
  2. A tool, particularly a kitchen utensil, which is useful only for performing a particular, specialized task
    • 2016 March 4, Lesley Stockton, “The Best Paring Knife”, in The Sweethome[2], archived from the original on 24 March 2016:
      Bird’s beak: This style [of paring knife] has a shorter, curved blade that’s specifically designed for turning vegetables. It is really a unitasker and has no room on our knife strip at home.