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destroyer

noun de·stroy·er \di-ˈstri(-ə)r, dē-\

: a small and fast military ship that protects bigger ships

: something that causes the destruction of something

Full Definition of DESTROYER

1
:  one that destroys
2
:  a small fast warship used especially to support larger vessels and usually armed with guns, depth charges, torpedoes, and often guided missiles
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Examples of DESTROYER

  1. The pamphlet describes alcohol as a destroyer of families.

First Known Use of DESTROYER

14th century

Rhymes with DESTROYER

DESTROYER Defined for Kids

destroyer

noun de·stroy·er \di-ˈstri-ər\

Definition of DESTROYER for Kids

1
:  someone or something that ruins or ends something
2
:  a small fast warship armed with guns, torpedoes, and sometimes missiles

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