Torpedo-boat destroyer
Torpedo-boat destroyer Tor*pe"do-boat` de*stroy"er A larger, swifter, and more powerful armed type of torpedo boat, originally intended principally for the destruction of torpedo boats, but later used also as a more formidable torpedo boat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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