or quick-fir·ing

[ kwik-fahyuh r or kwik-fahyuh r-ing ]
/ ˈkwɪkˈfaɪər or ˈkwɪkˈfaɪər ɪŋ /


firing or equipped for firing rapidly, especially at moving targets.


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Origin of quick-fire

First recorded in 1890–95

Definition for quick-fire (2 of 2)

quick fire


a single shot or several shots fired at a rapid rate from small arms at a target, especially one presented unexpectedly.

Origin of quick fire

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for quick-fire

quick fire


rapid continuous gunfire, esp at a moving target

adjective quick-fire

Also: quick-firing capable of or designed for quick fire
informal rapid or following one another in rapid successionquick-fire questions
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