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Definition of catapult:

  1. A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small stones, etc.
  2. An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc.

Synonyms:

triangular bandage, rocket launcher, onager, launcher, scarf bandage, mangonel, slingshot, bricole, trebuchet, trebucket, mortar, weapon, slingback, arbalist, arbalest, ballista, sling.

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