launcher

[ lawn-cher, lahn- ]
/ ˈlɔn tʃər, ˈlɑn- /

noun

a person or thing that launches.
a structural device designed to support and hold a missile in position for firing.

Origin of launcher

First recorded in 1815–25; launch1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for launcher

launcher
/ (ˈlɔːntʃə) /

noun

any installation, vehicle, or other device for launching rockets, missiles, or other projectiles
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