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launch padnoun [C]

uk   us   (UK also launching pad)
a ​specialarea from which ​spacecraft or missiles are ​sent into the ​sky: The ​rocketblew up on the ​launchpad.figurative Soap ​operas have ​long been a ​launchpad for ​filmactors.
(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 ​specialarea from which rockets or missiles are ​sent up into the ​air
(Definition of launch pad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “launch pad”
in Chinese (Simplified) (火箭)发射台,发射架…
in Chinese (Traditional) (火箭)發射台,發射架…
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