Associations to the word «Catapult»

Pictures for the word «Catapult»

Wiktionary

CATAPULT, noun. A device or weapon for throwing or launching large objects, such as a mechanical aid on aircraft carriers designed to help airplanes take off from the flight deck.
CATAPULT, noun. (UK) slingshot
CATAPULT, noun. An instance of firing a missile from a catapult.
CATAPULT, noun. (figuratively) An instance of firing something, as if from a catapult.
CATAPULT, verb. (transitive) To fire a missile from a catapult.
CATAPULT, verb. (transitive) To fire or launch something, as if from a catapult.
CATAPULT, verb. (transitive) To increase the status of something rapidly.
CATAPULT, verb. (intransitive) To be fired from a catapult or as if from a catapult.
CATAPULT, verb. (intransitive) To have one's status increased rapidly.

Dictionary definition

CATAPULT, noun. A plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones.
CATAPULT, noun. A device that launches aircraft from a warship.
CATAPULT, noun. An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles.
CATAPULT, verb. Shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult; "the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort".
CATAPULT, verb. Hurl as if with a sling.

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