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Noun: catapult  'ka-tu,púlt
  1. A plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
    - slingshot, sling
  2. A device that launches aircraft from a warship
    - launcher
  3. An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
    - arbalest, arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucket, arblast
Verb: catapult  'ka-tu,púlt
  1. Shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult
    "the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"
  2. Hurl as if with a sling
    - sling

Derived forms: catapulting, catapults, catapulted

Type of: cast, device, engine, hurl, hurtle, impel, plaything, propel, toy

Encyclopedia: Catapult