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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cat·a·pult /ˈkætəˌpʌlt, ˌpʊlt/
 發射機,彈弓,投石器(vt.)發射

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cat·a·pult n.
 1. Mil. Antiq. An engine somewhat resembling a massive crossbow, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for throwing stones, arrows, spears, etc.
 2. A forked stick with elastic band for throwing small stones, etc.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 catapult
      n 1: a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic
           between the arms; used to propel small stones [syn: slingshot,
            sling]
      2: a device that launches aircraft from a warship [syn: launcher]
      3: medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine
         for hurling large stones and other missiles [syn: arbalest,
          arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel, onager,
         trebuchet, trebucket]
      v 1: shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult; "the enemy
           catapulted rocks towards the fort"
      2: hurl as if with a sling [syn: sling]