1. [ verb ] shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult

"the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"

Related terms: propel
2. [ verb ] hurl as if with a sling
Synonyms: sling
Related terms: hurl slinging
3. [ noun ] (arms) a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
Synonyms: slingshot sling
Related terms: plaything sling
4. [ noun ] a device that launches aircraft from a warship
Synonyms: launcher
Related terms: device launch
5. [ noun ] (military,medieval,arms) medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
Synonyms: onager arbalest arbalist ballista mangonel trebuchet trebucket bricole
Related terms: artillery
Similar spelling:   catapultic