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battlecruiser

Syllabification: bat·tle·cruis·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbadlˌkro͞ozər
 
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Definition of battlecruiser in English:

noun

historical
A large warship of a type built in the early 20th century, carrying similar armament to a battleship but faster and more lightly armored.
Example sentences
  • Only three of the battlecruiser's ship's company of 1,421 survived.
  • Following the scuttling of the battlecruiser Australia, as part of the Washington Naval Treaty, and due to the age of the other cruisers, a small re-armament program was instituted.
  • The other submarines changed course in all directions to avoid each other and the battlecruisers and destroyers which followed close behind.

Words that rhyme with battlecruiser

buzzer

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