launcher

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

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

Nearby words

  1. launch control center,
  2. launch pad,
  3. launch shoe,
  4. launch vehicle,
  5. launch window,
  6. launder,
  7. launderette,
  8. laundress,
  9. laundrette,
  10. laundromat

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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