Translation of catapult in Spanish:


catapulta, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkædəˌpəlt//ˈkatəpʌlt/


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    catapulta feminine
    • For a high school science project, my son and his pals built a 16-foot tall medieval siege catapult.
    • The seaplane, which had folding wings, was launched by catapult off a runway on the deck.
    • ‘No one saw it, and they used a catapult to launch’ the airplane.
    • She carried two Arado aircraft that could be launched by catapult.
    • Keller looked over at the steam rising from the catapult on the forward deck, watched the sailors scurrying around to ready it to fire the next jet skyward.
    • There were no catapults for launching aircraft or hangar deck for storage and workshops.
    • This class of carrier does not utilize a steam catapult for launching fighters but is equipped instead with a ski jump at the bow to allow short takeoffs.
    • Shutting down and egressing from the aircraft while on the catapult would have been the most conservative course of action.
    • Indeed Archimedes was famous for his application of the law of the lever to the construction of catapults for military purposes.
    • Longer-ranged weapons (bows and arrows, catapults, artillery, and, later, guided missiles) allowed armies to fire deadlier rounds from greater distances.
    • Some ships had no catapults and the OS2Us were lowered to the water by cranes.
    • The vehicle was launched from a catapult and snagged as it glided off the launch rails.
    • I was standing a squadron watch in the carrier's air operations, with a critical night-missing flight in tension on the catapult.
    • With the Greyhound shuddering and jolting, the pilot inches the aircraft across the deck towards the waiting catapult.
    • The fuselage is strengthened for repeated carrier catapult launches and arrester landings.
    • A red warning light glowing on the panel indicated to him that the catapult's compressed air cylinders were under pressure and the safety lock on the supporting trolley had been released.
    • Steam catapults are labour intensive, while an electromagnetic aircraft-launch system appears to promise a reduction in the number of personnel involved.
    • They were besieged by opposing armies using towers, battering rams, catapults, and flame weapons.
    • Her 1.8-hectare flight deck is 333m long, 78m wide and has four catapults and four aircraft lifts.
    • Certainly not establishing any huge steps forward for the aeronautical field, the specification called for a robust aircraft that could operate from the catapults being carried by the battleships and cruisers of the day.
    • The minimum flight velocity was so high that the aircraft could not be hand-launched but instead required a catapult.
    • The siege weapons also became so effective that the castles were no longer effective enough to stop the onslaught brought on by the catapults and ballistae.
    • As I was sitting on the catapult waiting to launch, I noticed the weather changing.
    • We settled in, completed our checks, and taxied to the catapult - tension, run-up, wipeout and lights on.
    • It was a sweltering 140 degrees on the flight deck as we taxied our Prowler to the catapult for a late July launch into the skies of the Arabian Gulf.
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    catapulta (de lanzamiento) feminine
  • 3British

    (used by children)
    tirachinas masculine
    honda feminine Southern Cone Peru
    resortera feminine Mexico
    cauchera feminine Colombia
    china feminine Venezuela
    • Officers believe that someone is driving round in a car with a weapon capable of discharging the ball bearings, possibly a catapult, and firing it randomly at properties.
    • We made dens in the woods and had battles with other gangs using guns that fired peas, homemade bows and arrows, and catapults or we just threw stones at them.
    • Using an air rifle or a high-powered catapult, the vandals smashed ten of the ground's floodlights causing over €1,000 worth of damage.
    • As it approached mid day we decided to pack up and I fired out the floating pellets on to the water with my catapult and then started to pack away my gear.
    • The demonstrations descended into a confrontation between the police firing rubber bullets, tear gas and, reportedly, live rounds, and the youths throwing stones and using catapults.
    • He said: ‘We have had bricks, snooker balls, missiles shot by catapults and all sorts.’
    • So you know nothing of two youths messing about with catapults then?
    • When pheasants were worth £2.00 - £3.00 they were targeted by poachers, armed with air rifles and catapults, during the winter months.
    • A home-made catapult firing a steel ball bearing or lead ball can have twice the kinetic energy of the average airgun.
    • Then, probably using a catapult, they smashed 13 windows, leaving the school facing a hefty repair bill.
    • His mind was running too efficiently, like a catapult launching a stone so fast that its pegs splintered.
    • Loyalists use tennis racquets to send over golf balls and have launched ball-bearings from catapults.
    • It is believed the children may have used a catapult to fire the stone.
    • On one occasion, bricklayers building the new facility came under fire from a youngster armed with a catapult.
    • The attack was the culmination of a week of harassment of the newspaper, starting with a demonstration by war veterans on Tuesday in which journalists were assaulted and heavy iron bolts were fired from catapults through office windows.
    • ‘I have seen dead pigeons in the park before; they had been shot with a catapult,’ he said.
    • Last year a man lost the sight in his left eye after he answered a knock at his door and was hit by a stone fired from a catapult.
    • A member of a refugee community lost an eye in a catapult attack, another had his throat slashed and city pubs were later wrecked in revenge attacks by the refugee communities.
    • Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a catapult.

transitive verb

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    the crash catapulted her through the windshield el choque la hizo salir disparada por el parabrisas
    • the film catapulted him to fame la película lo catapultó / lo lanzó a la fama
    • The sharp vocals and beat alone could have catapulted this song into some level of stardom.
    • These numbers catapulted them to the very top of the hit parade and made them household names.
    • It is a fictional account of the real events which catapulted the women to stardom but charts the price they had to pay when they were subjected to the glare of the world's media.
    • The all-wheel-drive transmission gives even more impressive traction, catapulting the car to 100 km/h from a standing start in just 2.2 seconds, about a second faster than a current Formula One car.
    • Their work catapulted them to the world centrestage, where they were surrounded by adulation and enmity at the same time.
    • That victory also catapulted India's cricketers from mere stars to major celebrities.
    • The song, the first tune to be played on Radio 1 when it was launched in 1967, catapulted the group to stardom.
    • Two hours of original script and music catapult the audience through the very best and freshest Northern Irish exportable wit.
    • One car even catapulted a telegraph pole into her house in the latest collision at the weekend.
    • The series of events that undoubtedly inspired their hugely successful breakthrough album - catapulting them up charts and onto international magazine covers - could not have been predicted.
    • In other words, the frequency of accidents at those intersections may not be exceptionally high, but sheer size catapults them to the top of the list.
    • The growing spending power of the UK's Premiership stars has catapulted 21 new players onto the list.
    • The tribunal's decision catapults many worthy arts bodies into a financial black hole.
    • Then he sped off as they were catapulted out of their car and it crashed into two trees, York Crown Court heard.
    • The single, written as a crowd-pleaser, was the band's first hit and it catapulted them into mags, on to TV and got them two gigs with the Beatles.
    • It's concepts like this that are catapulting entertainment to places it's never been to before.
    • On July 16, 1992, the dome was blown to pieces, catapulting 12-foot boulders throughout the amphitheater and sending a column of ash 3.5 miles into the air.
    • Her latest film will almost certainly please her fan base while catapulting her back to the top of the box office charts.
    • Two of the victims were killed instantly when the force of the collision catapulted them through the rear window of the car.
    • However, rather than catapulting the festival to setback, it was a classic case of the show must go on and so it did in spectacular style, culminating in the best festival yet.