guided missile destroyer

Definitions of guided missile destroyer
  1. noun
    a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
    synonyms: 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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