catapult

  1. a device that launches aircraft from a warship
  2. a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
  3. medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones

Catapult

A catapult is a ballistic device used to launch a projectile a great distance without the aid of explosive devices—particularly various types of ancient and medieval siege engines. Although the catapult has been used since ancient times, it has proven to be one of the most effective mechanisms during warfare. The word `catapult` comes from the.....
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catapult

(from the article `catapult`) ...military weapon since ancient times. The ancient Greeks and Romans used a heavy crossbowlike weapon known as a ballista to shoot arrows and darts ...
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catapult

[n] - a device that launches aircraft from a warship 2. [n] - a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms 3. [n] - medieval artillery used during sieges 4. [v] - shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult
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Catapult

• (n.) An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc. • (n.) A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small stones, etc.
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catapult

arbalest noun medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
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Catapult

Cat'a·pult noun [ Latin catapulta , Greek ..., probably from kata` down + ... to shake, hurl.] 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 w...
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Catapult

130mm self-propelled Gun based on Vijayanta chassis [IN]
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Catapult

a catapult is a 'Y' shaped form of sling shot. It is used to catapult (throw out) loose bait or groundbait to the area the angler is fishing
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Catapult

A catapult was an ancient military engine for throwing arrows, darts, or stones, consisting of a strong wooden framework supporting a bow of wood or steel, which was bent by means of a windlass, the cord being finally released by a spring.
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Catapult

A mechanism for assisting the take-off of an aeroplane by giving an initial acceleration in addition to the normal thrust from the aero engine.
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catapult

catapult (kăt'upŭlt") , mechanism used to throw missiles in ancient and medieval warfare. At first, catapults were specifically designed to shoot spears or other missiles at a low trajectory (see bow and arrow). They were originally distinguished from ballistae and trebuchets, bo...
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catapult

mechanism for forcefully propelling stones, spears, or other projectiles, in use mainly as a military weapon since ancient times. The ancient Greeks ... [3 related articles]
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Catapult

Operational code name for the destruction of the French Fleet by the British in North Africa, July 1940
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catapult

shoot forth or launch
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