torpedo–boat destroyer


Definition of torpedo–boat destroyer

  1. :  a large, swift, and powerful armed torpedo boat originally intended principally for the destruction of torpedo boats but later used also as a formidable torpedo boat — compare destroyer

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Origin and Etymology of torpedo–boat destroyer

torpedo boat

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