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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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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troops have been deployed with catapults and not licensed arms to deal with the anti-social elements.
Alan, who is a specialist in Greek Roman constructions, has produced updated models of the catapults of the Roman army, as full-size working machines, with his engineer colleagues Len Morgan and the LATETOM Feeley.
Quinlin has been Nimitz's ALRE officer since May 2015 and seen the tremendous work it takes to get the ship's catapults ready for the daily grind of deployment.
A householder has caesared the chance to gain Maximus interest in his palatial property - by throwing-in a 12 foot-high Roman siege CATAPULT.
However, just to refresh a possibly ageing memory, a few reminders: | Find a forked stick in the rough shape of a traditional catapult (carve or shape it if it's not perfect).
Designed to transform the UK's capability for innovation in specific areas and drive economic growth, the Catapults are a network of world-leading centres that are overseen by the UK's innovation agency Innovate UK.
Hauser visited the seven existing Catapults as part of his review and concedes that progress is more about how the Catapults are being created as it is still too early for many projects to come on stream.
The seven centres, known as "catapults", will be up and running by the end of this year.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said: "Catapults are key in making sure that we are building the groundwork for a bright future, and giving businesses the confi-dence to develop and market new and innovative products and technologies.
Catapults are used to launch aircraft from ships in the form of assisted take off.
Besides being larger than today's Nimitz-class carriers, the new generation will switch the steam-powered catapults to electromagnetic catapults; redesign the island structure, which merges the separate island and mast of the old carriers into a single, smaller compact unit; and a newly designed nuclear power plant.
Essex (CVA-9) arrived with its powerful new steam catapults." According to the Naval Historical Center the Essex received her SCB 125 refit in 1955-56, the principal change being the addition of an angled deck, but no steam catapults.
With the advent of catapults, modern aircraft carriers are capable of launching heavier aircraft designed for distant targets--sending those aircraft from the sea where no permission is required for landing or basing rights.
"There is a tremendous innovation in United Kingdom, and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, and other catapults, have been set up to unlock the commercial value of such innovation and to maximise this value capture in the UK.