Complete Definition of "catapult"

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Noun
en-noun

  1. 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.

Translations

Chinese: 彈射器, 弹射器 (tán shè qì)
Dutch: katapult m
Finnish: katapultti, heittokone, linko
French: catapulte f
German: Katapult n
Greek: καταπέλτης (katapéltis) m
Hebrew: קטפולטה (katapulta) f
Italian: catapulta f
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Japanese: カタパルト (katapuruto)
Korean: 노포 (nopo)
Latin: catapulta f
Polish: katapulta f
Portuguese: catapulta f
Tamil: Kvataippul f
Russian: катапульта (katapúl’ta) f
Spanish: catapulta f
Swedish: katapult c

Verb
to catapult

  1. transitive To fire a missile from a catapult
  2. transitive To increase the status of something rapidly
  3. intransitive To be fired from a catapult
  4. intransitive To have one's status increased rapidly

See also
ballista
crossbow
onager
siege engine
trebuchet, trebucket

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