[huhn-ter-kil-er] /ˈhʌn tərˈkɪl ər/

of or relating to a combined naval air and fleet force operating to seek out and destroy enemy submarines.
denoting a type of naval vessel, esp a submarine, designed and equipped to pursue and destroy enemy craft


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