- destroyer escort,
- destroying angel,
Origin of destroyer
Examples from the Web for destroyer
The USS Arleigh Burke, a destroyer, and USS Philippine Sea, a cruiser, launched a total of 47 Tomahawk missiles.$70 Billion Stealth Jet Finally Flies in Its First War|Dave Majumdar|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was in the forward gun turret where the destroyer hit us.
During a night operation in the Solomon Islands in 1943, the patrol torpedo boat he commanded was rammed by a Japanese destroyer.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley|John Garth|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was not a destroyer seeking to become exceptional by killing.Kofi Awoonor, the Ghanaian Poet Killed in Westgate Mall Attack|Michael Daly|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some see all significance in the grim front of the destroyer, and some in the bitter sufferers of the Lost Cause.
Rick and Scotty watched Jimmy Kelly check the diving equipment of the frogman teams lined up on the destroyer escort's deck.The Wailing Octopus|Harold Leland Goodwin
Alice then spoke of mercy and peace to all men, and conjured me for my own sake to spare her destroyer.
And he who hath to be a creator in good and evil—verily, he hath first to be a destroyer, and break values in pieces.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
The German admiral and his officers returned to the destroyer, and the march of the fleets continued.The Boy Allies with the Victorious Fleets|Robert L. Drake
And so it comes down to the tenement, the destroyer of individuality and character everywhere.How the Other Half Lives|Jacob A. Riis
late 14c., "someone or something that destroys," agent noun from Old French destruire (see destroy). As a type of warship, 1893, originally torpedo-boat destroyer; the class name perhaps from the proper name given to one such ship in the U.S. Navy in 1882.