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noun launch·pad \ˈlȯnch-ˌpad, ˈlänch-\

Simple Definition of launchpad

  • : an area from which a rocket is launched

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of launchpad

  1. :  a nonflammable platform from which a rocket, launch vehicle, or guided missile can be launched

1958

First Known Use of launchpad

1958


LAUNCHPAD Defined for Kids

launchpad

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noun launch·pad \ˈlȯnch-ˌpad\

Definition of launchpad for Students

  1. :  a nonflammable platform from which a rocket can be launched




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