What is another word for catapult?

Pronunciation: [kˈatɐpˌʌlt] (IPA)

The word catapult refers to a device or mechanism used to launch or throw an object. There are several other synonyms for the term catapult such as sling, trebuchet, launcher, thrower, and flinger. Sling is a simple type of catapult used for throwing small objects. A trebuchet, on the other hand, is a complex machine that uses counterweights to launch projectiles. Launcher is a general term used for any device that propels an object. Thrower is also a term used to describe a device that projects an object through the air. Flinger, on the other hand, is a more casual term used to describe something that throws an object quickly and with force.

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Usage examples for Catapult

Slowly at first, and next, as from a catapult, the brigand shot backward over the man's shoulder and struck his length on the floor.
"The Missourian"
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
She flung the reproof at me like a stone from a catapult.
"Simon Dale"
Anthony Hope
Under the influence of that magnet the iron bands of the Halbrane's boat had been torn out and projected as though by the action of a catapult.
"An Antarctic Mystery"
Jules Verne

Famous quotes with Catapult

  • He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.
    Benny Green
  • See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.
    George W. Bush
  • In a catapult, for the stone to go its farthest, it has to be pulled as far back as possible...if you're going through a tough time count it as joy cos that could be something to catapult you to the place u desire to be... #behopeful #itsallaboutperspective
    Sonia Martins
  • — Mr. Churchill you were given a mission. — Yes — I want to have been given your mission. I want your place in world events, the centrality of it. You were born in the cradle of a catapult! — You are wrong. I found my mission. — I disagree. — If you must. — Tell me: where is my mission? Where are my bunkers and trenches, my goddamn Gallipoli?
    Dave Eggers
  • "Yeah, right. I know what's really going on: Heather's hired you to kill me, hasn't she?" "Sammy!" "Why else would you catapult me through the air and feed me to a man-eating cot?"
    Wendelin Van Draanen

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