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.

noun Military.

  1. a rate of firing small arms that is intermediate between slow fire and quick fire.


  1. a fast rate of gunfire

adjective rapid-fire

    1. firing shots rapidly
    2. denoting medium-calibre mounted guns designed for rapid fire
  1. done, delivered, or occurring in rapid succession
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