launchpad

noun launch·pad \ ˈlȯnch-ˌpad , ˈlänch- \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of launchpad

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

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First Known Use of launchpad

1958

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Definition of launchpad for English Language Learners

  • : an area from which a rocket is launched


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launchpad

noun launch·pad \ ˈlȯnch-ˌpad \

Definition of launchpad for Students

: a nonflammable platform from which a rocket can be launched

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