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Meaning of torpedo-boat destroyer

tor•pe'do-boat destroy"er

Pronunciation: (tôr-pē'dō-bōt"), [key]
  1. a vessel somewhat larger than the ordinary torpedo boat, designed for destroying torpedo boats or as a more powerful form of torpedo boat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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