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What Is a Catapult?
A catapult is a device used to throw or hurl a projectile a great distance without the aid of explosive devices — particularly various types of ancient and medieval siege engines.
The earliest writings of catapults were that they originated in China around the 3rd and 4th Century BC; this type of catapult was much like a big crossbow. They stood around 8 feet tall.
There are three primary technologies that fall into the "catapult" category:
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