Meaning of “launch pad” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “launch pad” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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launch padnoun [ C ]

us /lɔntʃ ˌpæd, lɑntʃ/ also launching pad, /lɔn·tʃɪŋ ˌpæd, lɑntʃ/

a special area from which rockets or missiles are sent up into the air

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