launcher
noun Date: 1911 one that launches: as a. a device for firing grenades b. a device for launching a missile c. launch vehicle

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  • Launcher — may refer to:* Rocket launcher * Grenade launcher * Application launcher, a kind of utility software …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • launcher — [lôn′chər] n. 1. a catapult 2. a device for shooting a grenade from a rifle: in full grenade launcher 3. a device or structure that provides initial guidance to a self propelled missile, spacecraft, etc. or that catapults an airplane from a… …   English World dictionary

  • Launcher —   [ lɔːntʃə, englisch ] das, s/ , Abschussvorrichtung, besonders für Raketen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • launcher — ► NOUN ▪ a structure that holds a rocket or missile during launching …   English terms dictionary

  • launcher — noun /ˈlɔːntʃ.ə,ˈlɑntʃ.ɚ,ˈlɔntʃ.ɚ/ a) That which or who launches. A device which throws something or the person who initiates a launch. The catapult made a good launcher for the small projectile. b) application that holds icons or menus for… …   Wiktionary

  • launcher — UK [ˈlɔːntʃə(r)] / US [ˈlɔntʃər] noun [countable] Word forms launcher : singular launcher plural launchers a vehicle or object used for firing a missile or other large weapon …   English dictionary

  • launcher — noun Launcher is used after these nouns: ↑grenade, ↑missile, ↑rocket …   Collocations dictionary

  • launcher — launch|er [ˈlo:ntʃə US ˈlo:ntʃər] n an object that is used to send a weapon or spacecraft into the sky ▪ a rocket launcher …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Launcher — Laun|cher [ lɔ:n(t)ʃə] der u. das; s, <aus gleichbed. engl. launcher> Startvorrichtung, bes. für Raketen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • launcher — i. A structural device designed and fitted, either on or under the wing or on the fuselage, to support and hold a missile or rocket in position for firing. ii. A container of tubes for firing unguided rockets, carried as an external store or as a …   Aviation dictionary

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