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Synonyms for catapult

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a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms

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a device that launches aircraft from a warship

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an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges

shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult

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hurl as if with a sling

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It was only a shove, a flirt of the wrist, yet so tremendous was his strength that I was hurled backward as from a catapult.
In a corner below the mangle, on a couple of stools, sat two very little children: a boy and a girl; and when the very long boy, in an interval of staring, took a turn at the mangle, it was alarming to see how it lunged itself at those two innocents, like a catapult designed for their destruction, harmlessly retiring when within an inch of their heads.
The Navy has used steam catapults for more than 50 years to launch aircraft from aircraft carriers.
The pilot immediately sensed trouble because the carrier had hydraulic catapults, compared to the more modem steam cats, and they could not be quickly adjusted for differing weights.
Its responsibility on the carrier includes the catapults that launch the aircraft, the arresting gear that recovers the aircraft, the visual landing aids that guide the aircraft back to the ship and the support equipment that is used to handle, service, maintain and test the aircraft and its propulsion and avionics systems.
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designed arresting gear and catapults, demonstrating a cross-deck capability could eventually lead to standard cross-deck operating procedures.
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Catapult Systems, a premier provider of e-business products and services, announced today that New York Life has selected Inquisite to survey its IT help desk customers.
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NOTE: The following news release replaces and corrects the previous Catapult Systems news release, which ran at 9:03 AM EST Tuesday, April 11, 2000 on Business Wire, BW1308 ( BW)(TX-CATAPULT-SYSTEMS)
Catapult Systems was recognized for excellence working with Microsoft clients throughout the full lifecycle of technology sales and deployment.