Bomber vs Destroyer - What's the difference?

bomber | destroyer |


As nouns the difference between bomber and destroyer

is that bomber is bomber (aircraft designed to drop bombs) while destroyer is that which destroys something.

bomber

English

Etymology 1

(bomb)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A military aircraft designed to carry and drop bombs.
  • A person who sets bombs, especially as an act of terrorism.
  • A bomber jacket.
  • * 2012 November 15, Tom Lamont, How Mumford & Sons became the biggest band in the world'' (in ''The Guardian )
  • First singer and guitarist Marcus Mumford, wearing a black suit, then bassist Ted Dwane, in leather bomber and T-shirt. Next bearded banjo player Winston Marshall, his blue flannel shirt hanging loose, and pianist Ben Lovett, wrapped in a woollen coat.
  • (US) A 22-ounce beer bottle.
  • Derived terms
    * bomber jacket * suicide bomber * stealth bomber * superbomber * torpedo bomber

    Etymology 2

    A shortened form of bombproof.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (climbing, slang) Completely solid and secure, usually referring to some form of protective gear (n.b. the forms "more bomber" or "most bomber" are unusual).
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    destroyer

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia destroyer) (en noun)
  • That which destroys something.
  • (military) A small, fast warship with light armament, smaller than a cruiser, but bigger than a frigate.
  • Derived terms

    * command destroyer * destroyer escort * destroyer leader * destroyer minesweeper * flag destroyer * tank destroyer

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