catapultˈkæt əˌpʌlt, -ˌpʊlt
- past participle
- present participle
slingshot, sling, catapult (noun)
a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
catapult, launcher (noun)
a device that launches aircraft from a warship
catapult, arbalest, arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucket (verb)
an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult
"the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"
sling, catapult (verb)
hurl as if with a sling
A device or weapon for throwing or launching large objects, such as a mechanical aid on aircraft carriers designed to help airplanes take off from the flight deck.
An instance of firing a missile from a catapult.
An instance of firing something, as if from a catapult.
To fire a missile from a catapult.
To fire or launch something, as if from a catapult.
To increase the status of something rapidly.
To be fired from a catapult or as if from a catapult.
To have one's status increased rapidly.
A catapult is a device used to throw or hurl 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 Latin 'catapulta', which in turn comes from the Greek καταπέλτης, itself from, "downwards" + πάλλω, "to toss, to hurl". Catapults were invented by the ancient Greeks.