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Catapult

Cat´a`pult
n.1.
1.(Mil. Antiq.) An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc.
2.A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small stones, etc.
Noun1.catapult - a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
Synonyms: slingshot, sling
2.catapult - a device that launches aircraft from a warship
Synonyms: launcher
3.Catapultcatapult - medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
Verb1.catapult - shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult; "the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"
2.catapult - hurl as if with a sling
Synonyms: sling
arbalest, ballista, booster rocket, bowl, cast, chuck, chunk, dart, dash, fire, fling, flip, fork, ground loop, heave, hopoff, hurl, hurtle, jerk, lance, launch, let fly, lob, pass, peg, pelt, pitch, pitchfork, put, put the shot, rotation, serve, shy, sling, slingshot, snap, takeoff, throw, throw stick, throwing-stick, tilt, toss, trebuchet, wommera
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