Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a device capable of launching a rocket.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

launch +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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