Associations to the word «Destroyer»
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
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".
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