launching pad

noun

Definition of launching pad

Examples of launching pad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, the festival has become an effective launching pad for films with Academy Award aspirations. cleveland, 25 July 2022 Thus, the foundational IP from Oculus has become a launching pad for the company’s efforts to create the Metaverse. Anthony Trippe, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 In recent years, the Venice Film Festival has become a launching pad for the Oscars, particularly as the Academy has added more international members to its voting body. Ramin Setoodeh, Variety, 2 Sep. 2021 Kolahi has been excited to see Pot become a launching pad for several small businesses. Emma Orlow, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2021 The event has served as a launching pad for the careers of many notable comedians, including Schumer, Kevin Hart, Kumail Nanjiani, Ali Wong and Pete Davidson. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 29 June 2022 Last year, Tone Stith and Mereba performed on that stage, which BET sees as a launching pad. Paul Grein, Billboard, 23 June 2022 Wells’ display was the launching pad for Baltimore, but the bats did the rest in the 10-0 victory that sealed a five-game series win. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 31 May 2022 The tournament features 300 competitors representing 45 nations and traditionally has served as a launching pad for young surfers who go on to big things at the professional level. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of launching pad

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of launching pad was in 1951

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Last Updated

2 Aug 2022

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“Launching pad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/launching%20pad. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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