Examples of destroyer in a Sentence
The pamphlet describes alcohol as a destroyer of families.
Recent Examples of destroyer from the Web
Hailstorms are the destroyer of crops, the harbingers of rot.
In March 2015, an Allen expedition team discovered the remains of the Japanese battleship Musashi, and this past March his team found the Artigliere, a World War II destroyer.
On August 2, 1943, his boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer.
The Liaoning steamed into port Friday with its escort of two guided missile destroyers and a missile frigate, dropping anchor at a naval base across from the skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island.
The destroyer was trailed by a Chinese warship during its Sunday voyage.
Written by Samuel V. Franco and Evan Kilgore, Mayday 109 recounts how Kennedy, as the 26-year-old skipper of a Navy patrol torpedo boat, helped lead 10 of his 12 crewmen to safety after their craft was cut in two by a Japanese destroyer.
Kennedy served as a naval officer in the South Pacific, commanding the Patrol Torpedo Craft (PT) 109 following the attack on Pearl Harbor, when a Japanese destroyer struck his boat.
Although the Crystal is about four times the size of the destroyer, the Fitzgerald is built tough and managed to stay afloat.
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First Known Use of destroyer
DESTROYER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of destroyer for English Language Learners
: a small and fast military ship that protects bigger ships
: something that causes the destruction of something
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