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cruiser

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noun cruis·er \ˈkrü-zər\

Simple Definition of cruiser

  • : a large and fast military ship

  • : a boat that has room to live on and that is used for pleasure

Full Definition of cruiser

  1. 1 :  a vehicle that cruises: as a :  squad car b :  a powerboat with facilities (as a cabin and plumbing) necessary for living aboard —called also cabin cruiser

  2. 2 :  a large fast moderately armored and gunned warship

  3. 3 :  a person who cruises

1695

First Known Use of cruiser

1695

Rhymes with cruiser



CRUISER Defined for Kids

cruiser

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noun cruis·er \ˈkrü-zər\

Definition of cruiser

  1. 1 :  a police car used for patrolling streets and equipped with radio for communicating with headquarters

  2. 2 :  a warship that is smaller than a battleship

  3. 3 :  a motorboat equipped for living aboard





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