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launch pad Syllabification: launch pad
Pronunciation: /ˈlônCH ˌpad/
(also launching pad)

Definition of launch pad in English:


The area on which a rocket stands for launching, typically consisting of a platform with a supporting structure.
Example sentences
  • The camera will be turned on fifteen minutes prior to launch and will show the orbiter and solid rocket boosters on the launch pad.
  • What is an astronaut feeling as he's sitting on the rocket launch pad strapped into his pod at the brink of takeoff?
  • These use a 1: 20 scale model of Vega and its launch pad to simulate conditions at liftoff.
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