Sucker Punch

Type of punch

A sucker punch, also known as a dog shot, coward punch, king hit or one-punch attack (Australian English) or cold-cock, is a punch made without warning or while the recipient is distracted, allowing no time for preparation or defense on the part of the recipient. The term is generally used in situations where the way in which the punch has been delivered is considered unfair or unethical, and is done using deception or distraction, hence the term 'sucker' used to refer to the victim.