Definition of quick return in English:

quick return

adjective

Mechanics
  • Usually with hyphen. Designating a motion or mechanism that rapidly returns a part of a machine which has just performed an action to the point from which it can repeat the action.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From quick + return.

Pronunciation

quick return

/ˌkwɪk rɪˈtəːn/