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

First recorded in 1890–95

Other definitions for quick fire (2 of 2)

quick-fire
[ kwik-fahyuhr ]
/ ˈkwɪkˈfaɪər /

adjective
firing or equipped for firing rapidly, especially at moving targets.
Also quick-fir·ing [kwik-fahyuhr-ing] /ˈkwɪkˈfaɪər ɪŋ/ .

Origin of quick-fire

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

quick fire

noun
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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