launch pad


launch pad
A concrete or other hard surface area on which a missile launcher is positioned.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • launch pad — launch pads 1) N COUNT A launch pad or launching pad is a platform from which rockets, missiles, or satellites are launched. ...the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. 2) N COUNT A launch pad or launching pad is a situation, for example a job, which… …   English dictionary

  • launch pad — UK / US or launching pad UK / US noun [countable] Word forms launch pad : singular launch pad plural launch pads the surface from which a missile, space vehicle etc is sent into the air or into space …   English dictionary

  • launch pad — also launching pad n 1.) a base from which a weapon or spacecraft is sent up into the sky 2.) an event, group, or activity that helps someone start something launch pad for ▪ Ellington s band was a launching pad for many gifted jazz musicians …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • launch pad — launch′ (or launch′ing) pad or launch′pad n. 1) mil the platform on which a rocket, missile, etc., is launched 2) something that serves to launch or initiate • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • launch pad — launch ,pad or launching ,pad noun count the surface from which a space vehicle, missile, etc. is sent into the air or into space …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • launch pad — noun a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched • Syn: ↑launching pad, ↑launchpad, ↑launch area, ↑pad • Hypernyms: ↑platform • Part Holonyms: ↑launching site …   Useful english dictionary

  • Launch pad — A launch pad is the area and facilities where rockets or spacecrafts liftoff. A typical launch pad consists of the service and umbilical structures. The service structure provides an access platform to inspect the launch vehicle prior to launch.… …   Wikipedia

  • launch pad — 1. the platform on which a missile or launch vehicle undergoes final prelaunch checkout and countdown and from which it is launched from the surface of the earth. 2. something that serves to launch or initiate: He used his legal experience as a… …   Universalium

  • launch pad — leidimo platforma statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Speciali kietosios dangos aikštelė, sudaranti raketai (su įvairia pagalbine įranga) atramą; leidimo platforma skirta vertikaliai leisti kosmines, balistines (vidutinio nuotolio ir… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • launch pad — leidimo platforma statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Betono ar kitokios kietos dangos aikštelė, ant kurios stovi raketos leidimo įrenginys. atitikmenys: angl. launch pad pranc. aire de lancement …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • launch pad — (also launching pad) noun the area on which a rocket stands for launching …   English new terms dictionary


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