launch pad


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launch pad

n.
1. The base or platform from which a rocket or space vehicle is launched.
2. A foundation or starting point.

launch pad

or launching pad
n
1. (Astronautics) a platform from which a spacecraft, rocket, etc, is launched
2. an effective starting point for a career, enterprise, or campaign

launch′

(or launch′ing) pad` or launch′pad`,


n.
1. the platform on which a rocket, missile, etc., is launched.
2. something that serves to launch or initiate.
[1955–60]

launch pad

A concrete or other hard surface area on which a missile launcher is positioned.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.launch pad - a platform from which rockets or space craft are launchedlaunch pad - a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
launching site - a place for launching pads
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