- the platform from which a rocket, guided missile, etc. is launched
- Informal launching pad (sense )
launchpad - Computer Definition
Apple's optional iPhone/iPad-like interface for the Mac. Introduced with Lion Version 10.7 in 2011, it provides an icon grid for launching Mac applications similar to Apple's mobile devices. Icons can be moved between multiple screens, and folders can be created by dragging one icon on top of another. See Lion.