cruise control

noun
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of cruise control

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

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First Known Use of cruise control

1960

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CRUISE CONTROL Defined for English Language Learners

cruise control

Definition of cruise control for English Language Learners

  • : a device in a vehicle that a driver turns on to make the vehicle continue at whatever speed the driver has chosen

  • : a relaxed pace that does not require a lot of effort


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