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Definition of "destroyer" []

  • One that destroys: a destroyer of family unity; a destroyer of our environment. (noun)
  • A small, fast, highly maneuverable warship armed with guns, torpedoes, depth charges, and guided missiles. (noun)
  • A small fast lightly armoured but heavily armed warship (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person or thing that destroys (noun)

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Use "destroyer" in a sentence
  • "As you can see the destroyer is the workhorse of this fleet."
  • "The saga of the type 45 destroyer is a case in point, 12 ordered, reduced to 8, now 6."
  • "The survivors soon learn that the destroyer is not as deserted as it first appeared and that the victims of the deadly plague on their own ship start coming back to life and craving flesh."