- British. a furnace for the burning of refuse; incinerator.
- Rocketry. a destruct mechanism or device for destroying an off-course airborne missile or launch vehicle.
Origin of destructor
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Examples from the Web for destructor
She was the Destructor, just over, and trying to get into Havana."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea
And they would not find out why this boy wants to be a Destructor—nor even what a Destructor is.'When I Grow Up
Richard E. Lowe
He said he had been told to take them to the Destructor, and he was going to do so.The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
The Hessian fly (Cecidomyia destructor) has two broods, the fly appearing both in spring and autumn.Our Common Insects
Alpheus Spring Packard
Another troublesome insect is the Scolytus destructor, which makes its radiating tunnels between the bark and the tree.Insect Architecture
- a furnace or incinerator for the disposal of refuse, esp one that uses the resulting heat to generate power
- a device used to blow up a dangerously defective missile or rocket after launching
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