rapid-fire

adjective
rap·​id-fire | \ ˌra-pəd-ˈfī(-ə)r How to pronounce rapid-fire (audio) \

Definition of rapid-fire

1 : firing or adapted for firing shots in rapid succession
2 : marked by rapidity, liveliness, or sharpness a comedian with a rapid-fire delivery

First Known Use of rapid-fire

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rapid-fire was in 1890

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“Rapid-fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapid-fire. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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rapid-fire

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of rapid-fire

: coming quickly one after another
of a weapon : able to quickly shoot bullets one after another

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