- to hurl (a missile) from a slingshot.
- to hit (an object) with a missile from a slingshot.
Origin of catapult
OTHER WORDS FROM catapultcat·a·pul·tic, adjective
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How to use catapult in a sentence
Adam Kovacevich was representing big tech back when big tech was still mostly-celebrated as a catapult to America’s innovative economic future.Kill Your Algorithm: Listen to episode two of the podcast featuring tales from a more fearsome FTC|Kate Kaye|October 28, 2021|Digiday
The Tatmadaw is a twisted and archaic Goliath and, despite their lack of firepower I do believe that this time the Burmese people—who, like David, are literally armed with catapults—will win and topple the dictatorship once and for all.Revolutions Are Built on Hope. That's Why I Believe Myanmar's Protesters Will Succeed|MiMi Aye|April 8, 2021|Time
The Bucks tried to take a battering ram to the wall their opponents built around the basket in those two series, only to end up settling for a catapult instead.The Bucks Built The NBA’s Best Defense. Now, Other Teams Are Copying It.|Jared Dubin|January 6, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
The 522 snap-together parts in Ubtech’s Jimu Competitive Series ChampBot Kit combine to create three different configurations, including this catapult.
You might not be able to toss huge stones, but you can build a catapult to throw a marshmallow or two.
We had live chickens and I was trying to shoot them from a real-life catapult into painted green pigs in boxes.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)|Neil Patrick Harris|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it was enough to catapult Davis into the national spotlight and raise immediate speculation about statewide office.Wendy Davis Is (Probably) Running for Texas Governor|Caroline Linton|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But then you find yourself with the revenue to purchase that catapult you've been wanting.
You think that this tragedy has given you an opportunity to catapult you [sic] dinky blog and newspaper to new heights.
Then, the German loan would catapult him to ignominy, not fame.
They had rigged up a rude catapult from some lumber and ropes.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Poof—crack—bang, went off another explosion; and up bounced Old Hellyer, as if a catapult had been applied below his seat.On Board the Esmeralda|John Conroy Hutcheson
Through they went and half-way across the bridge before they could check their monster catapult.The Nerve of Foley|Frank H. Spearman
The throng of pirates had cleared away from the great wooden catapult, leaving two of their number to discharge it.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
A stone from a catapult in the tower came whizzing and struck his head with a mournful crash.Snnica|Vicente Blasco Ibez