[lawn-cher, lahn-]
a person or thing that launches.
a structural device designed to support and hold a missile in position for firing.

1815–25; launch1 + -er1 Unabridged
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launcher (ˈlɔːntʃə)
any installation, vehicle, or other device for launching rockets, missiles, or other projectiles

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Example sentences
Behind him an anti-tank missile launcher is strapped to the roof.
Build the launcher, you can put almost anything in orbit.
Before they reach full thrust you're already ripped to pieces by whatever
  happens to the launcher.
Nor could any other launcher that was a straight stack.
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