Cruiser definition

kro͝ozər
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(nautical) A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship.
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(nautical) A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft.
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(nautical) A passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience; also cruise ship.
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(nautical) Any of several yachts designed for cruising.
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(US, law enforcement) A police patrol vehicle.
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One who attends cruises.
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One of a class of fast warships of medium tonnage with a long cruising radius and less armor and firepower than a battleship.
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A cabin cruiser.
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One that cruises, as a powerboat, airplane, or squad car.
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Any of several types of fast and maneuverable warship smaller than a battleship and having less armor and firepower.
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(nautical, in the days of sail) A frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cruiser
Plural:
cruisers

Origin of cruiser

  • cruise + -er.

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