- launcher launcher n.
1. a device capable of launching a rocket.
Syn: rocket launcher. [WordNet 1.5]
2. A device which launches aircraft from an aircraft carrier; -- it provides additional velocity to the airplane, to supplement that from the airplane's engines, so that the airplane rapidly achieves a velocity sufficient to sustain it in flight when taking off.
Syn: catapult. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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