electropult

noun

elec·​tro·​pult
ə̇ˈlektrəˌpəlt,
-pu̇lt
plural -s
: an electrical catapult for accelerating airplanes to takeoff speed on a short runway that consists of a car and a track which react with each other as the stator and rotor of an induction motor to give the car great acceleration when enormous electrical power is supplied for a short time

Word History

Etymology

electr- + -pult (as in catapult)

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“Electropult.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electropult. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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