destroyer

Definitions of destroyer
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n a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to

“a destroyer of the environment”
Synonyms:
ruiner, undoer, uprooter, waster
Types:
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annihilator
a total destroyer
iconoclast, image breaker
a destroyer of images used in religious worship
diversionist, saboteur, wrecker
someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
vandal
someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
sleeper
a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
Type of:
bad person
a person who does harm to others

n a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship

Synonyms:
guided missile destroyer
Examples:
USS Cole
a United States destroyer
Types:
tin can
informal term for a destroyer
torpedo-boat destroyer
small destroyer that was the forerunner of modern destroyers; designed to destroy torpedo boats
Type of:
combat ship, war vessel, warship
a government ship that is available for waging war

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