Definition of cruising speed in English:

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cruising speed

Pronunciation: /ˈkro͞oziNG ˌspēd/


A speed for a particular vehicle, ship, or aircraft, usually somewhat below maximum, that is comfortable and economical.
Example sentences
  • The aircraft has a cruising speed up to 530 km/h with a maximum speed of 560 km/h.
  • On this sort of trip, you can expect all the trimmings: a four-seater aircraft with a cruising speed of 450 mph, reclining leather seats, champagne and caviar on tap and a shiny black car to whisk you to your destination.
  • By using the readouts, you can determine the best cruising speed for maximum economy.

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Syllabification: cruis·ing speed

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