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[lawn-cher, lahn-] /ˈlɔn tʃər, ˈlɑn-/
a person or thing that launches.
a structural device designed to support and hold a missile in position for firing.
Origin of launcher
1815-25; launch1 + -er1 Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • However rocket launches have a history of fairly high failure rates and that includes every launcher in the world.
  • They've stayed with the same basic launcher for decades, with a fair amount of success and reliability.
  • Going the heavy launcher way sounds safer and more practical, and has the added benefit of giving you a heavy launcher.
  • We will cobble a heavy launcher from obsolete space shuttle parts.
British Dictionary definitions for launcher


any installation, vehicle, or other device for launching rockets, missiles, or other projectiles
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