1. slingshot, sling, catapult, plaything, toy

usage: a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones

2. catapult, launcher, device

usage: a device that launches aircraft from a warship

3. catapult, arbalest, arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucket, engine

usage: an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles


1. catapult, propel, impel

usage: shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult; "the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"

2. sling, catapult, hurl, hurtle, cast

usage: hurl as if with a sling

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