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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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After some experiments, structural craftsmen determined the launchers could be destroyed using a welding torch, so the craftsmen made a work table to hold the launchers while they were torched.
A FUNDING drive will catapult Ellesmere Port clay pigeon launcher Promatic into the American market.
Although the launcher had been fitted with an aluminium plug to disable it, officers found the weapon could be made active and able to fire armour-piercing rounds within a matter of minutes.
Security didn't immediately blame anyone for the grenades but the Basque separatists, ETA, have used the notoriously inaccurate launchers in the past.
Desinio who is now detained at the Sto Nino police station admitted owning the grenade launcher which he says he carries with him when he and his companions go to the forest to cut trees.
The Russian media further said that the army had previously used Uragan rocket launchers in the provinces of Damascus and Dara'a and two other models of rocket launchers in Deir Ezzur province.
The DPRK is reportedly developing its new multiple rocket launchers with a maximum range of about 200 km.
For launchers In all other condition codes, contact Ramon Perez for mailing instructions at DSN 786-1553, (586) 282-1553, or email:
The MLRS, and other multiple rocket launchers (MRL), were designed to rapidly unleash large volumes of fire against critical, time sensitive targets such as artillery batteries, air defence units and command centres.
Because it is capable of being transported by C-130s, HIMARS can be deployed into areas inaccessible to larger launchers. HIMARS carry a single six-pack of MLRS rockets or one ATACMS missile.