Translation of cruiser in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkruːzər; ˈkruːzə(r)/


  • 1.1 (warship) crucero (masculine)
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    • At sea, he served in a battleship, an aircraft carrier, in cruisers, destroyers, frigates, and a minesweeper.
    • A further 17 aircraft carriers, six battleships, 16 cruisers and 56 destroyers were also tasked in support.
    • The combined German naval force for this attack was fifteen battleships, thirteen cruisers and seventy-one destroyers, whose principal task was to guard the larger ships against British submarines.
    (cabin cruiser)
    lancha (f), barco (m)
    1.3 (police car) (American English/inglés norteamericano) (coche (m)) patrulla (f), patrullero (m) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , autopatrulla (masculine) (Chile)
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    • Karen was a little worried about being left alone, but the knowledge of the patrolling police cruisers calmed her down.
    • He was arrested at 4: 45 p.m., handcuffed and placed in the back of the police cruiser.
    • Across the street was the police station where a cruiser abruptly pulled up.

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