destroyer meaning

Pronunciation:   "destroyer" in a sentence
Noun: destroyer  di'stroyu(r)
  1. A small fast lightly armoured but heavily armed warship
    - guided missile destroyer 
  2. A person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
    "a destroyer of the environment"
    - ruiner, undoer, waster, uprooter

Derived forms: destroyers

See also: destroy

Type of: bad person, combat ship, war vessel, warship

Encyclopedia: Destroyer


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  1. the destroyer was turning to a collision course.
  2. a destroyer fished him aboard.
  3. war is the great destroyer of all the hopes of mankind.
  4. the great ship with her attendant destroyers plodded on.
  5. our cruisers and destroyers continued to blockade the approaches.

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