catapult - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈkætəpʌlt/
singularcatapult
pluralcatapults
  1. 1
    British an object that children use for firing stones. It consists of a stick in the shape of a ‘Y’ with a thin band of rubber across the top. The American word is slingshot.
  2. 2
    a piece of equipment on a ship used for sending aircraft into the air