destroyer

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noun de·stroy·er \di-ˈstrȯi(-ə)r, dē-\

Definition of destroyer

  1. 1 :  one that destroys

  2. 2 :  a small fast warship used especially to support larger vessels and usually armed with guns, depth charges, torpedoes, and often guided missiles

Examples of destroyer in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of destroyer

14th century


DESTROYER Defined for English Language Learners

destroyer

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noun de·stroy·er \di-ˈstrȯi(-ə)r, dē-\

Definition of destroyer for English Language Learners

  • : a small and fast military ship that protects bigger ships

  • : something that causes the destruction of something


DESTROYER Defined for Kids

destroyer

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noun de·stroy·er \di-ˈstrȯi-ər\

Definition of destroyer for Students

  1. 1 :  someone or something that ruins or ends something

  2. 2 :  a small fast warship armed with guns, torpedoes, and sometimes missiles



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