Definition of hunter-killer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhən(t)ərˈkilər/


(Of a naval vessel, especially a submarine) equipped to locate and destroy enemy vessels, especially other submarines.
Example sentences
  • Modern antisubmarine warfare is conducted by three major naval platforms: hunter-killer submarines; surface ships such as frigates and destroyers; and maritime patrol aircraft.
  • Five of the Royal Navy's hunter-killer submarines have been found to be clear of the defect which forced HMS Tireless to put in at Gibraltar for repairs.
  • In addition, one of the Navy's hunter-killer nuclear submarines had also been operating in the region, paying a port visit to Bahrain earlier in the year.

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Syllabification: hunt·er-kill·er

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