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shanghai

noun [C]     /ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ/ /ˈʃæŋ.haɪ/ Australian English
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 stonesHand weaponsHandguns and rifles → Compare catapult noun
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