Associations to the word «Destroyer»

Wiktionary

DESTROYER, noun. That which destroys something.
DESTROYER, noun. (military) A small, fast warship with light armament, smaller than a cruiser, but bigger than a frigate.
DESTROYER ESCORT, noun. (US) (military) (nautical) (historical) a type of warship, lighter in armor and armament, and slower than a destroyer, originally used for convoy escort during World War II. This light destroyer variant is considered a frigate.
DESTROYER ESCORTS, noun. (US) (military) (nautical) (historical) plural of destroyer escort
DESTROYER LEADER, noun. (military) (nautical) a warship, a type of destroyer used to lead a division, flotilla or squadron at sea and in combat, a heavy destroyer variant with larger displacement for command and control.
DESTROYER LEADERS, noun. (military) (nautical) plural of destroyer leader
DESTROYER MINESWEEPER, noun. A former destroyer (ship) that was converted into a minesweeper.
DESTROYER MINESWEEPERS, noun. Plural of destroyer minesweeper

Dictionary definition

DESTROYER, noun. A small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship.
DESTROYER, noun. A person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats