destroyer

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de·stroy·er

 (dĭ-stroi′ər)
n.
1. One that destroys: a destroyer of our environment.
2. A small, fast, highly maneuverable warship typically armed with an assortment of weapons such as guns, torpedoes, depth charges, and guided missiles.
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destroyer

(dɪˈstrɔɪə)
n
1. (Military) a small fast lightly armoured but heavily armed warship
2. a person or thing that destroys
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de•stroy•er

(dɪˈstrɔɪ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that destroys.
2. a fast, small warship armed mainly with 5-in. (13-cm) guns.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.destroyer - a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warshipdestroyer - a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
tin can - informal term for a destroyer
torpedo-boat destroyer - small destroyer that was the forerunner of modern destroyers; designed to destroy torpedo boats
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
2.destroyer - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste todestroyer - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
annihilator - a total destroyer
bad person - a person who does harm to others
iconoclast, image breaker - a destroyer of images used in religious worship
diversionist, saboteur, wrecker - someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
vandal - someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
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destroyer

noun
Something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes:
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Translations
مُدَمِّر
torpédoborec
destroyer
hävittäjä
torpedóromboló
tundurspillir
niszczyciel
torpédoborec
rušilec
destroyer

destroyer

[dɪsˈtrɔɪəʳ] N (Naut) → destructor m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

destroyer

[dɪˈstrɔɪər] n (= ship) → contre-torpilleur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

destroyer

n (Naut) → Zerstörer m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

destroyer

[dɪsˈtrɔɪəʳ] n (Naut) → cacciatorpediniere m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

destroy

(diˈstroi) verb
1. to put an end to or make useless; to ruin. Vandals destroyed the painting.
2. to kill (animals). This poison destroys rats.
deˈstroyer noun
a type of small fast warship. naval destroyers.
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References in periodicals archive ?
As she came to the surface, she was rammed by HMS Garry, a torpedo boat destroyer, and sunk.
Gauntlett, "I was very much surprised to find several torpedo boat destroyers inside the harbor which were under the orders of a superannuated naval officer.