Origin of destroyer
OTHER WORDS FROM destroyerself-de·stroy·er, noun
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How to use destroyer in a sentence
Left-wing NGOs have denounced him as a fascist, a destroyer of democracy.Tucker Carlson praises anti-LGBTQ Hungary prime minister|Michael K. Lavers|August 7, 2021|Washington Blade
Broad was not, as his critics would have liked to paint him, an evil destroyer of public education.The Learning Curve: Eli Broad’s Complicated Ed Reform Legacy|Will Huntsberry|May 6, 2021|Voice of San Diego
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.Is it too late for Barnes & Noble?|Aaron Pressman|December 7, 2020|Fortune
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
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.JFK Letter: ‘War Is a Dirty Business’|John F. Kennedy|November 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.David's Bookclub: Battle Cry of Freedom|David Frum|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.