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Origin of destroyer
OTHER WORDS FROM destroyerself-de·stroy·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for destroyer
You can hear the destroyer coming and dropping the depth charges into the water, it’s just a matter of time.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos‘s successor will inherit his challenges|Jay Greene, Cat Zakrzewski|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Barnes & Noble has been tagged as either the savior or the destroyer of the book industry in its 100-year history.
The oil palm is a Shiva of the modern consumer economy, a great creator and a great destroyer.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
It may well be that the Deccan Traps played the role of “a creator rather than a destroyer,” Lyson says.An asteroid impact, not volcanism, may have made Earth unlivable for dinosaurs|Megan Sever|July 17, 2020|Science News
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.
But the rumble of distant guns told the destroyer that his short-lived hour of triumph was nearly sped.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Left on a picket boat with Birdie to board my destroyer to an accompaniment of various denominations of projectiles.
When the Turks saw a destroyer come bustling up at an unusual hour they said to themselves, "fee faw fum!"
Instead of being a destroyer of merchandise, this new craft was an unarmed carrier of merchandise.
The great mission of the submarine during the European war was as a commerce destroyer.