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Catapult vs. Onager

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Catapultnoun

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.

Onagernoun

The Asiatic wild ass or hemione (Equus hemionus), an animal of the horse family native to Asia; specifically, the Persian onager, Persian wild ass, or Persian zebra (Equus hemionus onager).

Catapultnoun

(UK) slingshot

Onagernoun

A military engine acting like a sling which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket powered by the torsion from a bundle of ropes or sinews operated by machinery; a torsion catapult.

Catapultnoun

An instance of firing a missile from a catapult.

Onagernoun

A military engine acting like a sling, which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket, and was operated by machinery.

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Catapultnoun

(figuratively) An instance of firing something, as if from a catapult.

Onagernoun

A wild ass of central Asia, especially the koulan (Equus hemionus syn. Equus hemippus syn. Equus onager, formely Asinus onager).

Catapultverb

(transitive) To fire a missile from a catapult.

Onagernoun

medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles

Catapultverb

(transitive) To fire or launch something, as if from a catapult.

Onagernoun

Asiatic wild ass

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Catapultverb

(transitive) To increase the status of something rapidly.

‘The candidate selection for running mate has catapulted her to the national scene.’;

Onager

The onager (; Equus hemionus), also known as hemione or Asiatic wild ass, is a species of the family Equidae (horse family) native to Asia. A member of the subgenus Asinus, the onager was described and given its binomial name by German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas in 1775.

Catapultverb

(intransitive) To be fired from a catapult or as if from a catapult.

Catapultverb

(intransitive) To have one's status increased rapidly.

‘She catapulted to the national scene following her selection by the candidate.’;

Catapultnoun

An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc.

Catapultnoun

A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small stones, etc.

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Catapultnoun

a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones

Catapultnoun

a device that launches aircraft from a warship

Catapultnoun

medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles

Catapultverb

shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult;

‘the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort’;

Catapultverb

hurl as if with a sling

Catapult

A catapult is a ballistic device used to launch a projectile a great distance without the aid of gunpowder or other propellants – particularly various types of ancient and medieval siege engines. A catapult uses the sudden release of stored potential energy to propel its payload.

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