battle cruiser

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of battle cruiser

: a large heavily armed warship that is lighter, faster, and more maneuverable than a battleship

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First Known Use of battle cruiser

1901

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Definition of battle cruiser for English Language Learners

  • : a ship that is used in fighting wars and that is lighter and faster than a battleship


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