Definition of cruiser in English:
1A relatively fast warship larger than a destroyer and less heavily armed than a battleship.
- 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.
2A yacht or motor boat with passenger accommodation, designed for leisure use: a pleasure cruiser
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- The harbour has both a commercial quayside and marina which was crowded with expensive yachts and cruisers.
- There are also private charters available aboard sailing yachts and luxury cruisers.
- Scores of river pilots banished from the Humber and stripped of their navigation licences are back at the helms of vessels all over the world - guiding ferries, pleasure cruisers and even millionaires' yachts.
2.1A person who goes on a pleasure cruise.
- After over 60 cruises she decided to compile her expertise in an e-book to share with other cruiser, first timers or seasoned cruisers.
- She wrote with concern about the lack of accommodations for the cruisers who are hard-of-hearing.
- A fisherman will likely consider the accommodations downright luxurious while a cruiser will find them a little short on privacy.
3North American A police patrol car.
- 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.
Definition of cruiser in:
- US English dictionary
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