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cruis·er

 (kro͞o′zər)
n.
1. One of a class of fast warships of medium tonnage with a long cruising radius and less armor and firepower than a battleship.
2. A cabin cruiser.
3. See squad car.

cruiser

(ˈkruːzə)
n
1. (Military) a high-speed, long-range warship of medium displacement, armed with medium calibre weapons or missiles
2. (Nautical Terms) Also called: cabin cruiser a pleasure boat, esp one that is power-driven and has a cabin
3. any person or thing that cruises
4. (Boxing) boxing cruiserweight. See light heavyweight

cruis•er

(ˈkru zər)

n.
1. one of a class of warships designed for high speed and long cruising radius.
[1670–80; < Dutch kruiser=kruis(en) to cruise + -er -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cruiser - a car in which policemen cruise the streetscruiser - a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
panda car - a police cruiser
2.cruiser - a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer
battle cruiser - a cruiser of maximum speed and firepower
guided missile cruiser - a cruiser that carries guided missiles
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
3.cruiser - a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on boardcruiser - a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board
motorboat, powerboat - a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
Translations
طَرّادهيخْت ذو مُحرّك
křižníkmotorová jachta
krydsermotorbåd
risteilijäristeilyalus
cirkáló
beitiskip, hraîskreitt herskiplystibátur
krížnik
gezinti gemisikruvazör

cruiser

[ˈkruːzəʳ] N (Naut) → crucero m

cruiser

[ˈkruːzər] n (= ship) → croiseur m

cruiser

n (Naut) → Kreuzer m; (= pleasure cruiser)Vergnügungsjacht f

cruiser

[ˈkruːzəʳ] n (Naut) → incrociatore m

cruise

(kruːz) verb
1. to sail for pleasure. We're going cruising in the Mediterranean.
2. to go at a steady, comfortable speed. The plane is cruising at an altitude of 10,000 metres.
noun
a voyage from place to place made for pleasure and relaxation. They went on a cruise.
ˈcruiser noun
1. a high-speed battleship.
2. (also ˈcabin-cruiser) a motor yacht with living quarters.
References in classic literature ?
One was the Arrow and the other a small French cruiser.
He saw the black warriors palavering with the sailors from the cruiser, and then he saw a lithe, brown giant talking with Lieutenant D'Arnot and Captain Dufranne.
We were often in danger of being taken, and particularly when we touched at Dabal, where a cruiser blocked up one of the channels through which ships usually sail; but our vessel requiring no great depth of water, and the sea running high, we went through the little channel, and fortunately escaped the cruiser.
The cruiser which the emperor had sent was waiting for him in Southampton Harbor.
These things work, if not for perfection, at least for the evolution of a sane and wholesome waterborne cruiser.
Kantos Kan dropped quickly into the darkness, while I rose steadily and at terrific speed raced through the Martian sky followed by a dozen of the air-scout craft which had joined the pursuit, and later by a swift cruiser carrying a hundred men and a battery of rapid-fire guns.
As we sailed in to Langa-Langa, the British cruiser, the Cambrian, steamed out from the shelling of a village.
I saw the white wake leap from her bow straight toward the enemy cruiser.
ABOVE the roof of the palace that housed the Jed of Gathol and his entourage, the cruiser Vanator tore at her stout moorings.
Dismounting from his horse, and using him as a breastwork, he levelled his gun across his back, and, thus prepared for defence like a wary cruiser upon the high seas, he permitted himself to be approached within speaking distance.
At the same instant I saw that the thing that had struck us was the trailing anchor of a rather fair-sized air vessel; possibly a ten man cruiser.
If I hoped to serve my country there and sweep the Confederate cruisers from the Adriatic, I am afraid my prime intent was to add to her literature and to my own credit.