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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun De*stroy"er
  1. One who destroys, ruins, kills, or desolates.
  2. [Nav] a small fast warship used primarily as an escort to larger vessels and typically armed with a combination of 5-inch guns, torpedos, depth charges, and missiles; formerly identical to the Torpedo-boat destroyer.

Etymology: Cf. OF. destruior

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  1. A small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
  2. A person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to ("a destroyer of the environment")
  1. That which destroys something.
  2. (military) A small, fast warship with light armament, smaller than a cruiser, but bigger than a frigate.

destroyer was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Destroyer

Drax the Destroyer is a comics character.


Fun Facts about the name Destroyer

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Past life for Destroyer born Apr 14, 1974

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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