rapid fire

noun Military.
a rate of firing small arms that is intermediate between slow fire and quick fire.
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rapid-fire

[rap-id-fahyuhr]
adjective
1.
characterized by, delivered, or occurring in rapid succession: rapid-fire questions; rapid-fire events.
2.
Military. discharging in rapid fire: rapid-fire rifles.
3.
discharging, operating, etc., at a rate more rapid than normal: a rapid-fire staple gun.

Origin:
1885–90

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rapid fire
 
n
1.  a fast rate of gunfire
 
adj
2.  a.  firing shots rapidly
 b.  denoting medium-calibre mounted guns designed for rapid fire
3.  done, delivered, or occurring in rapid succession

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Example sentences
Rapid fire government intervention is the problem, not the cure.
Furthermore, they accept large magazines that permit sprays of rapid fire and are thus suited for human combat at close range.
These homes tend to incorporate open floor plans, with large spaces that contribute to rapid fire spread.
Through case review, rapid fire growth is demonstrated.
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