- firing or equipped for firing rapidly, especially at moving targets.
Origin of 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
Related Words for quick-firerapid, prompt, hasty, brisk, immediate, hurried, expeditious, swift, agile, breakneck, express, fleet, headlong, lissome, lively, nimble, precipitate, ready, snappy, summary
Examples from the Web for quick-fire
Contemporary Examples of quick-fire
Hitchens, by contrast, wrote journalism and quick-fire columns and was not averse to using cliché or ready-made formulation.How Will Hitchens Be Remembered?
December 16, 2011
Historical Examples of quick-fire
But he was secretly elated at the quick-fire success of his joke.Painted Veils
The windows filled, the streets ahead of us became choked, as the word that the President was coming ran on like quick-fire.The Crisis, Complete
Order followed order like the rattle of quick-fire, and was obeyed with something more than the Wolverine's customary smartness.The Mystery
Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
Boil them with a quick-fire, till by trying a little upon a Plate, you find it gellieth.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened
The infantry is armed with the Mauser rifle, the artillery with a shielded Krupp quick-fire piece of 7.5-centimeter caliber.
- rapid continuous gunfire, esp at a moving target
- Also: quick-firing capable of or designed for quick fire
- informal rapid or following one another in rapid successionquick-fire questions