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Catapult vs. Slingshot

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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.

Slingshotnoun

A Y-shaped stick with an elastic sling between the arms used for shooting small projectiles.

Catapultnoun

(UK) slingshot

Slingshotverb

To move or cause to move in a manner resembling a projectile shot from a slingshot.

Catapultnoun

An instance of firing a missile from a catapult.

Slingshotverb

(especially) To use the gravity of a moving planet to add momentum to a spacecraft.

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Catapultnoun

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

Slingshotnoun

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

Catapultverb

(transitive) To fire a missile from a catapult.

Slingshot

A slingshot is a small hand-powered projectile weapon. The classic form consists of a Y-shaped frame held in the non-dominant hand, with two natural-rubber strips or tubes attached to the upper two ends.

Catapultverb

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

Catapultverb

(transitive) To increase the status of something rapidly.

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

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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.

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

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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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