destroyer

[ dih-stroi-er ]
/ dɪˈstrɔɪ ər /

noun

a person or thing that destroys.
a fast, relatively small, warship armed mainly with 5-inch (13-cm) guns.

Origin of destroyer

1350–1400; Middle English destroiere (compare Old French destruiere). See destroy, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM destroyer

self-de·stroy·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for destroyer

destroyer
/ (dɪˈstrɔɪə) /

noun

a small fast lightly armoured but heavily armed warship
a person or thing that destroys
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