1 a Y-shaped implement with a loop of elastic fastened to the ends of the two prongs, used mainly by children for shooting small stones, etc., (U.S. and Canadian name)
2 a heavy war engine used formerly for hurling stones, etc.
3 a device installed in warships to launch aircraft
4 tr to shoot forth from or as if from a catapult
5 foll by: over, into, etc. to move precipitately
she was catapulted to stardom overnight
(C16: from Latin catapulta, from Greek katapeltes, from kata- down + pallein to hurl)
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n ballista, sling, slingshot (U.S.) trebuchet
vb heave, hurl, hurtle, pitch, plunge, propel, shoot, toss
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