Translation of "catapult" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈkæt.ə.pʌlt/ us /ˈkæt̬-/

a device that can throw objects at a high speed

In the past, armies used catapults to hurl heavy stones at enemy fortifications.
On that type of aircraft carrier, a catapult was used to help launch aircraft.

UK US slingshot a Y-shaped stick or piece of metal with a piece of elastic (= material that stretches) attached to the top parts, used especially by children for shooting small stones

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verb uk /ˈkæt.ə.pʌlt/ us /ˈkæt̬-/

to throw someone or something with great force

When the two vehicles collided, he was catapulted forwardsforward.
be catapulted into sth

to suddenly experience a particular state, such as being famous

ser catapultado en algo
The award for best actress meant that almost overnight she was catapulted into the limelight.

(Translation of “catapult” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈkӕtəpalt/

(British ) a small forked stick with an elastic string fixed to the two prongs for firing small stones etc, usually used by children; slingshot(American)

The boys began firing a catapult at the birds.

(Translation of “catapult” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)