rapid–fire

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adjective rap·id–fire \ˌra-pəd-ˈfī(-ə)r\

Definition of rapid–fire

  1. 1 :  firing or adapted for firing shots in rapid succession

  2. 2 :  marked by rapidity, liveliness, or sharpness <a comedian with a rapid–fire delivery>

1890

First Known Use of rapid–fire

1890


RAPID–FIRE Defined for English Language Learners

rapid–fire

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adjective rap·id–fire \ˌra-pəd-ˈfī(-ə)r\

Definition of rapid–fire for English Language Learners

  • : coming quickly one after another

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


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