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launcher

[′lȯn·chər]
(ordnance)
A device designed to support and launch a rocket or rocket shell.
A device on a rifle for firing a grenade.

Launcher

 

in space technology, a structure designed to house the launch system of a launch vehicle; it supplies the launch system with pneumatic, electrical, and fuel-service lines. It is a constituent part of a launching pad.

launcher

launcher
Rocket launcher.
i. A structural device designed and fitted, either on or under the wing or on the fuselage, to support and hold a missile or rocket in position for firing.
ii. A container of tubes for firing unguided rockets, carried as an external store or as a retractable box.
lay
i. To aim ahead to provide for the crossing velocity of a target and the time of flight of a weapon.
ii. To spread an aerial smokescreen (e.g., to lay smoke).

launcher

Software that causes applications to load and run. See Launchpad and app launcher.
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To raise the launcher arm into shooting position, push the G5 activation button, or draw the bow.
Third-party Android launchers can help you choose an interface or 'skin' that caters to your needs, be it to improve efficiency, simplify the interface or make your phone look more stylish.
Depending on the model/design, this is accomplished by lengthening the activation cord or adjusting vertical positioning on the buss cable to influence engagement timing, decrease launcher spring tension or a combination of both.
Graduated windage and elevation marks allow you to keep track of micro-adjustments while dual bearings reduce friction in the launcher action.
The combination of Morgan Business Solutions and Brand Launcher in addition to our experiential live seminars and one-of-a-kind ReLaunch programs for CEOs and business owners separates us from the competition," said Jon Goldman, CEO of Brand Launcher and author of The Secret of the Watermelon.
Some analysts believe the new vehicle is based on a design from a Chinese truck factory that produces similar launchers.
Each AMPL pig has its own hydraulic launch control mechanism that is designed in such a way that the next pig to be launched is only armed when the launcher has been depressurized after the previous launch, and so cannot be launched accidentally.
Other items in the October Apache package included 30 modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot night vision sensors, 17 AN/APG-78 fire control radar and AN/APR-48 radar frequency interferometers, 69 T700-GE-701D turbine engines, 1,000 AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missiles, and 66 M299 Hellfire Longbow missile launchers.
Designed to support heavy mechanised forces the M270 MLRS launcher is based on the stretched chassis of a BAE Systems M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle; an elevating turntable launch mechanism carries two pods each of six 227 mm rockets which can be 'ripple fired' in less than a minute.
In June, soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division were the first in the Army to start training on the new 40mm M320 grenade launcher.
The DT Super-Pro Dummy Launcher is an excellent tool to help teach and reinforce the hunting situation of the sound of a "bang" with the "marking" of a bird in the sky.
At the other end of the meter stick, hold the launcher so the paint stick is flat on the floor and the block touches the edge of the meter stick.