Definitions For Catapult


  • An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
  • A device that launches aircraft from a warship
  • A plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
  • An ancient weapon used for throwing large rocks
  • A device for launching an airplane from the deck of an aircraft carrier


  • Hurl as if with a sling
  • Shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult
  • To throw (something) with a catapult
  • To cause (someone or something) to quickly move up or ahead or to a better position
  • To quickly move up or ahead : to quickly advance to a better position

Is Catapult a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Catapult is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Catapult in a Sentence

  • They catapulted rocks toward the castle.
  • The publicity catapulted her CD to the top of the charts.
  • The novel catapulted him from unknown to best-selling author.

Synonyms for Catapult

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