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torpedo-boat destroyer


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large, heavily armed torpedo boat used in combat especially against other torpedo boats until the early part of the 20th century.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A larger, swifter, and more powerful armed type of torpedo boat, originally intended principally for the destruction of torpedo boats, but later used also as a more formidable torpedo boat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small destroyer that was the forerunner of modern destroyers; designed to destroy torpedo boats


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