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English definition of “launch pad”

launch pad

noun [C]  /lɔntʃ ˌpæd, lɑntʃ/ (also launching pad,  /lɔn·tʃɪŋ ˌpæd, lɑntʃ/)
a special area from which rockets or missiles are sent up into the air
(Definition of launch pad noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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