Noun(1) a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones(2) a device that launches aircraft from a warship(3) an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
Verb(1) shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult(2) hurl as if with a sling
(1) The seaplane, which had folding wings, was launched by catapult off a runway on the deck.(2) On one occasion, bricklayers building the new facility came under fire from a youngster armed with a catapult .(3) Two hours of original script and music catapult the audience through the very best and freshest Northern Irish exportable wit.(4) ├ö├ç├┐No one saw it, and they used a catapult to launch├ö├ç├û the airplane.(5) ├ö├ç├┐I have seen dead pigeons in the park before; they had been shot with a catapult ,├ö├ç├û he said.(6) His feet caught me square in the shins., causing me to catapult up into the air.(7) Shutting down and egressing from the aircraft while on the catapult would have been the most conservative course of action.(8) As it approached mid day we decided to pack up and I fired out the floating pellets on to the water with my catapult and then started to pack away my gear.(9) She carried two Arado aircraft that could be launched by catapult .(10) The vehicle was launched from a catapult and snagged as it glided off the launch rails.(11) Then, probably using a catapult , they smashed 13 windows, leaving the school facing a hefty repair bill.(12) A member of a refugee community lost an eye in a catapult attack, another had his throat slashed and city pubs were later wrecked in revenge attacks by the refugee communities.(13) Officers believe that someone is driving round in a car with a weapon capable of discharging the ball bearings, possibly a catapult , and firing it randomly at properties.(14) A home-made catapult firing a steel ball bearing or lead ball can have twice the kinetic energy of the average airgun.(15) The fuselage is strengthened for repeated carrier catapult launches and arrester landings.(16) He'll do it, and in the process, catapult onto everyone's lists next year.