Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- firing or capable of firing shots in rapid succession: said of guns
- done, delivered, proceeding, or carried on swiftly and sharply: rapid-fire talk
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Designed to fire shots in rapid succession: a rapid-fire machine gun.
- Marked by continuous rapid occurrence: rapid-fire questions.