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launch·er

 (lôn′chər, län′-)
n.
One that launches, as:
a. A rifle attachment for firing grenades.
b. A device, such as an attached tube or a portable unit, for firing rockets.
c. An aircraft catapult.

launcher

(ˈlɔːntʃə)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) any installation, vehicle, or other device for launching rockets, missiles, or other projectiles

launch•er

(ˈlɔn tʃər, ˈlɑn-)

n.
1. a person or thing that launches.
2. a structural device designed to support and hold a rocket, missile, etc., in position for firing.
[1815–25]

launcher

A structural device designed to support and hold a missile in position for firing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.launcher - armament in the form of a device capable of launching a rocketlauncher - armament in the form of a device capable of launching a rocket
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
bazooka - a portable rocket launcher used by infantrymen as an antitank weapon
2.launcher - a device that launches aircraft from a warship
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
Translations

launcher

[ˈlɔːntʃəʳ] N (also rocket launcher) → lanzacohetes m inv (also missile launcher) → lanzamisiles m inv, lanzadera f de misiles

launcher

n
(Mil) → Werfer m; (for rockets) → Abschussvorrichtung f
(Aviat) → Katapult nt, → Startschleuder f

launcher

[ˈlɔːntʃəʳ] n (Aer) → lanciamissili m inv
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