- n. 弹弩；发射机
- v. 发射
a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
a device that launches aircraft from a warship
an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult;
"the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"
hurl as if with a sling
- The boy surrendered the catapult to the teacher.
- The child broke his neighbor's window with a catapult.
- The catapult shot hundred-pound rocks at the enemy.
- In the crash the driver (was) catapulted through the windscreen.
- Leaping is usually done with a springboard that catapults the performer high into the air.