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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·stroy·er /dɪˈstrɔɪ(ə)r, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·stroy·er n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship [syn:
            guided missile destroyer]
      2: a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a
         destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer";
         "uprooters of gravestones" [syn: ruiner, undoer, waster,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Ex. 12:23), the agent employed in the killing of the
    first-born; the destroying angel or messenger of God. (Comp. 2
    Kings 19:35; 2 Sam. 24:15, 16; Ps. 78:49; Acts 12:23.)