cruise control


: an electronic device in a vehicle that controls the throttle so as to maintain a constant speed
: a relaxed and seemingly automatic pace that is easily maintained

Examples of cruise control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least the entry-level Mirage ES comes reasonably well-equipped with niceties such as a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that's compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an automatic climate-control system, and cruise control. Greg S. Fink, Car and Driver, 16 Aug. 2023 More From Popular Mechanics There’s also a cruise control feature, which helps provide a consistent airflow and reduce hand fatigue. Brandon Russell, Popular Mechanics, 8 Sep. 2023 Djokovic needed every bit of that support Sunday, when, while seemingly on cruise control midway through the second set, Medvedev reverted to form. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2023 The Zone is a mysterious dimension of creative cruise control — without self-realization or linear thought. Jonathan Rowe, Spin, 19 Sep. 2023 Super Cruise is activated once your cruise control is set. cleveland, 9 Sep. 2023 Adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, and automatic high beams are all standard equipment with EyeSight. Andrew Beckford, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2023 Many computers are dedicated to operating the vehicle’s drive train, including controlling the fuel, battery or both, monitoring emissions and operating cruise control. Doug Jacobson, The Conversation, 14 Aug. 2023 This model can mow a large yard without recharging and has cruise control, so mowing is a breeze. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cruise control was in 1960

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Cite this Entry

“Cruise control.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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