Destroyer
Destroyer De*stroy"er, n. [Cf. OF. destruior.] 1. One who destroys, ruins, kills, or desolates. [1913 Webster]

2. (Nav.) a small fast warship used primarily as an escort to larger vessels and typically armed with a combination of 5-inch guns, torpedos, depth charges, and missiles; formerly identical to the {Torpedo-boat destroyer}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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