catapult catapult  /ˈkæ tə ˌpəlt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
  2. (n) a device that launches aircraft from a warship
  3. (n) an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
  4. (v) shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult
  5. (v) hurl as if with a sling

Usage(s):

  1. A fuel tank fell from the wing of an A-4 Skyhawk and ruptured, spilling gas onto a sizzling steam catapult.
  2. Four years ago Obama spent months writing the convention speech that would catapult him onto the national stage.
  3. Pro: Her rise from Alaska Governor to national symbol of homespun populism took place literally overnight, as did her ability to catapult John McCain to a brief lead in the polls.

News

  1. Camp Invention encourages Risks

    group of students, learning mantras such as 'duct tape fixes everything,' placed more tape on their catapult.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Marion Star

  2. Industry, education collaboration shines

    COLUMBUS — Crouching on her knees, Denise Oestmann waited only a moment before she released a switch and watched as the catapult she built launched a Superball in a high arc across the room.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Columbus Telegram

  3. Choupette Covers German Vogue With Linda Evangelista (PHOTO)

    Oh, and Linda Evangelista is somewhere in the photo too -- things start to get awkward when a feline upstages you. The cover, shot by Karl himself, is surely going to catapult Choupette 's career (everyone knows a Vogue cover is the ultimate for any model).
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

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Quotes

  1. "That video that Kanye West put out is the most worthless piece I've ever seen in my life, and he uses my image to catapult himself on the public," Knievel said.
    on Dec 12, 2006 By: Evel Knievel Source: Malaysia Star

  2. "It's been a combination of getting behind early and the offense not really taking off," A's manager Bob Geren said. "Hopefully what we did late will catapult us into some offense here."
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Bob Geren Source: USA Today

  3. "Everyone was involved and there's a lot of enthusiasm," said Francona. "Again, the way the game started, to hear the music downstairs and see those guys' faces after the game, that was important. Now, we need to make that ...... catapult us....
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Terry Francona Source: MLB.com

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