- a person or thing that destroys
orig. torpedo-boat destroyer a small, fast, highly maneuverable warship armed with 3-inch or 5-inch guns, depth charges, torpedoes, etc.
See destroyer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- One that destroys: a destroyer of family unity; a destroyer of our environment.
- A small, fast, highly maneuverable warship armed with guns, torpedoes, depth charges, and guided missiles.
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