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