Meaning of fast forward

fast' for'ward

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a function of an electronic recording device, as a tape recorder or cassette deck, that allows the tape to be advanced rapidly.
  2. the button or switch that activates this function.

fast-for•ward

Pronunciation: (fast'fôr'wurd, fäst'-), [key]
— v.i.
  1. (on a recording device or projector) to advance a tape or film rapidly, using the fast forward.
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