Definition of 'destroyer'
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She is accompanied by a cruiser and three destroyers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One light cruiser and six destroyers were sunk and at least two light cruisers disabled. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was a destroyer of worlds. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Its naval forces since then have emphasised the importance of aircraft carriers, defended closely by submarines and destroyers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Although large numbers of cruisers and destroyers took part in the action, none came within sight or gun range of an enemy ship. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)The destroyer of worlds '. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)The biggest current excesses are on Type 45 destroyers and nuclear submarines. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Americans lost three small carriers, two destroyers and a destroyer escort. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Six ships, including two destroyers, were sunk. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Further aircraft, destroyer and submarine attack on the enemy's fleet would add to the general effect. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)A cruiser and a destroyer, both badly hit, thus became the only survivors to escape. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)The raid resulted in the sinking or damaging of eight US battleships, three cruisers and three destroyers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'destroyer'
British English: destroyer NOUN
A destroyer is a small, heavily armed warship.
Definition of destroyer from the Collins English Dictionary
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