torpedo-boat de stroyer

torpedo-boat destroyer

a vessel somewhat larger than the ordinary torpedo boat, designed for destroying torpedo boats or as a more powerful form of torpedo boat.

1890–95 Unabridged
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torpedo-boat destroyer
(formerly) a large powerful high-speed torpedo boat designed to destroy enemy torpedo boats: a forerunner of the modern destroyer, from which the name is derived

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