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hunter-killer

[huhn-ter-kil-er]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a combined naval air and fleet force operating to seek out and destroy enemy submarines.
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hunter-killer

adjective
  1. denoting a type of naval vessel, esp a submarine, designed and equipped to pursue and destroy enemy craft
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