Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that launches, as.
  • noun A rifle attachment for firing grenades.
  • noun A device, such as an attached tube or a portable unit, for firing rockets.
  • noun An aircraft catapult.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a device capable of launching a rocket.
  • noun A device which launches aircraft from an aircraft carrier; -- it provides additional velocity to the airplane, to supplement that from the airplane's engines, so that the airplane rapidly achieves a velocity sufficient to sustain it in flight when taking off.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun That which or who launches. A device which throws something or the person who initiates a launch.
  • noun application that holds icons or menus for frequently used programs

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun armament in the form of a device capable of launching a rocket
  • noun a device that launches aircraft from a warship

Etymologies

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launch +‎ -er

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