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  Definition of Catapult
  1. medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
  2. a device that launches aircraft from a warship
  3. a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
  4. hurl as if with a sling
  5. shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult; "the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"
Similar Words: arbalest, arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucket, launcher, slingshot, sling

 

Derivational Morphology: launch, sling, slingshot, slinger, slinging, launcher, arbalest, arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucket

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 彈射器   Dutch: katapult  
Finnish: katapultti   French: catapulte  
German: Katapult   Greek: καταπέλτης  
Hebrew: קטפולטה   Italian: catapulta  
Japanese: カタパルト   Korean: 노포  
Latin: catapulta   Polish: katapulta  
Portuguese: catapulta   Russian: катапульта  
Spanish: catapulta   Swedish: katapult  
Tamil: Kvataippul  
 
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