from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The surface or structure from which a launch is made.


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  • in North American cycling, we have 'left turn launch pads' which is a marked box on a bike lane reserved for making a Copenhagen left turn.

    March 29, 2015