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launchpad

(ˈlɔːntʃˌpæd) 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
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Noun1.launchpad - a platform from which rockets or space craft are launchedlaunchpad - 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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