Catapult

Cat"a*pult

(?), n. [L. catapulta, Gr. , prob. from kata` down + to shake, hurl.]
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1. (Mil. Antiq.) An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc.
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2. A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small stones, etc.
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