a rate of firing small arms that is intermediate between slow fire and quick fire.
Pronunciation: (rap'id-fīur'), [key]
1. characterized by, delivered, or occurring in rapid succession: rapid-fire questions; rapid-fire events.
2. Mil.discharging in rapid fire: rapid-fire rifles.
3. discharging, operating, etc., at a rate more rapid than normal: a rapid-fire staple gun.
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