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Definition 1: an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for catapult in the sense of this definition

(catapult is a kind of ...) an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.

"medieval engines of war"

Definition 2: a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for catapult in the sense of this definition

(catapult is a kind of ...) an artifact designed to be played with

Definition 3: a device that launches aircraft from a warship - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for catapult in the sense of this definition

(catapult is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

Definition 4: shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult - [verb of contact]

Samples where catapult or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort

(catapult is a kind of ...) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

Definition 5: hurl as if with a sling - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for catapult in the sense of this definition

(catapult is a kind of ...) throw forcefully

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