quick-fire

/kwik"fuyeur"/, adj.
firing or equipped for firing rapidly, esp. at moving targets.
Also, quick-firing.
[1890-95]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • quick-fire — /ˈkwɪk faɪə/ (say kwik fuyuh) adjective → rapid fire. Also, quick firing …   Australian English dictionary

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