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Origin of destroyer
OTHER WORDS FROM destroyerself-de·stroy·er, noun
Words nearby destroyer
Example sentences from the Web for destroyer
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.
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