Definition of Launching pad
1. Noun. A platform from which rockets or space craft are launched.
Generic synonyms: Platform
Group relationships: Launching Site
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Literary usage of Launching pad
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1. Quarterly of the National Fire Protection Association by National Fire Protection Association (1896)
"Extensive damage in this ground accident was also caused to the electrical lines, hydraulic lines, and other components of the launching pad. ..."
2. One America Indivisible: A National Conversation on American Pluralism and by Sheldon Hackney (1999)
"The California Council for the Humanities used Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America as the launching pad for several projects centered around ..."
3. Marooned: The Story of a Cornish Seaman by James Derriman (2006)
"... showing the lighthouse Vince Cate The Times report (below) in May 1998 of plans to site a rocket launching pad on Sombrero (see page 142) Sombrero's ..."
4. From Elements to Atoms: A History of Chemical Composition by Robert Siegfried (2002)
"... that would form the basis of universal education and the launching pad into the future, but it was the most ambitious and the most inspirational. ..."
5. Apollo's Warriors: United States Air Force Special Operations During the by Michael E. Haas (1998)
"The final launching pad for agent-insertion missions was usually Cho-do Island, a bleak rock located only 10 miles from the North Korean coast . . . but 60 ..."