Definitions of destroyer
  1. noun
    a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
    “a destroyer of the environment”
    synonyms: ruiner, undoer, uprooter, waster
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    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
    someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
    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, malefactor
    a person who does harm to others
  2. noun
    a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
    synonyms: guided missile destroyer
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    USS Cole
    a United States destroyer
    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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