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Oxford dictionary definition of the word catapult:
1British a forked stick with an elastic band fastened to the two prongs, used by children for shooting small stones.
2 historical a military machine worked by a lever and ropes for hurling large stones or other missiles.
3a mechanical device for launching a glider or other aircraft, especially from the deck of a ship.
[with object and adverbial of direction]
hurl or launch (something) with or as if with a catapult:
the explosion catapulted the car 30 yards along the road
their music catapulted them to the top of the charts
[no object, with adverbial of direction] move suddenly or at great speed as though hurled by a catapult:
the horse catapulted away from the fence
late 16th century: from French catapulte or Latin catapulta, from Greek katapeltēs, from kata- ‘down’ + pallein ‘hurl’