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  • A device or weapon for throwing objects
  • A mechanical aid on aircraft carriers designed to help airplanes take off from the flight deck.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cat"a*pult (?), n. [L. catapulta, Gr. &?;, prob. from kata` down + &?; to shake, hurl.]

1. (Mil. Antiq.) An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc.

2. A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small stones, etc.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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