Launcher meaning

lônchər, län-
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One that launches, as:
  • A rifle attachment for firing grenades.
  • A device, such as an attached tube or a portable unit, for firing rockets.
  • An aircraft catapult.
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A catapult.
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A device or structure that provides initial guidance to a self-propelled missile, spacecraft, etc. or that catapults an airplane from a flight deck.
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Software that causes applications to load and run. See Launchpad and app launcher.
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One who or that which launches. A device that throws something or the person who initiates a launch.

The catapult made a good launcher for the small projectile.

They shot down the helicopter with a rocket launcher.

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(computing) An application that launches another or others, often holding icons or menus for frequently used programs.
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Origin of launcher

  • launch +"Ž -er

    From Wiktionary