quick fire

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

Origin:
1890–95

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quick-fire

[kwik-fahyuhr]
adjective
firing or equipped for firing rapidly, especially at moving targets.
Also, quick-firing.


Origin:
1890–95

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quick fire
 
n
1.  rapid continuous gunfire, esp at a moving target
 
adj
2.  Also: quick-firing capable of or designed for quick fire
3.  informal rapid or following one another in rapid succession: quick-fire questions

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Example sentences
Both essentially target the base load and require quick fire, ie gas plants to
  cope with peak demand.
The activities of the day were comprised of quick fire one-on-one appointments
  and informative breakout sessions.
Coming rapidly into battery on the first level, a quick fire was opened upon
  the enemy, then but a few yards from.
Cover the pot and place on a quick fire until sufficiently broiled.
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