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
Examples of destroyer in a Sentence
The pamphlet describes alcohol as a destroyer of families.
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
DESTROYER Defined for Kids
Definition of destroyer for Students
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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