from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Designed to fire shots in rapid succession: a rapid-fire machine gun.
- adj. Marked by continuous rapid occurrence: rapid-fire questions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to fire bullets in quick succession.
- adj. Delivered in a rapid continuous stream.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Firing shots in rapid succession.
- adj. Capable of being fired rapidly; -- applied to single-barreled guns of greater caliber than small arms, mounted so as to be quickly trained and elevated, with a quick-acting breech mechanism operated by a single motion of a crank or lever (abbr. R. F.)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Constructed so as to discharge projectiles with rapidity; quick-firing; quick-fire.
- Figuratively, marked by rapid movement of question and answer.
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