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launch pad

noun [C] uk   us   (UK also launching pad)
a special area from which spacecraft or missiles are sent into the sky: The rocket blew up on the launch pad.figurative Soap operas have long been a launch pad for film actors.
Translations of “launch pad”
in Chinese (Traditional) (火箭)發射台,發射架…
in Chinese (Simplified) (火箭)发射台,发射架…
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