cruising speed


: the speed at which an airplane, a boat, etc., usually moves when it is traveling at a fast speed for a long distance
The boat has a cruising speed of 25 knots.
The boat handled well at cruising speed.

Examples of cruising speed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those numbers imply an economy that’s not even operating at cruising speed, much less accelerating. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 21 May 2024 The current cruising speed sits around 25 knots, but eD-TEC founder Michael Jost is confident it can be increased to 30 knots following further optimization. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 Apr. 2024 Most of the newer generation of supersonic aircraft under development today are in about the same range, such as Boom Supersonic's cruising speed of Mach 1.7 The Dugglebys are proposing a radically different flight profile. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 3 Apr. 2023 On Royal Caribbean’s official website, the cruise line says that the average cruising speed is about 18 to 20 knots (20 to 23 mph) depending on the ship and itinerary. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2024 Jim Resnick Here, the vehicle has already slowed itself from the original cruising speed of 35 mph down to 7 mph. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, 20 Jan. 2024 It’s powered by 200 lift jets, rather than rotors and propellers, with a 200 mph target cruising speed and 250-mile range. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 10 Jan. 2024 The richest part of the Tucson drive is its quiet cruising speed that lends itself to a more luxurious experience otherwise lost in this affordable-minded segment of SUVs. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 5 May 2023 Rivian is finding its cruising speed—slower but more controllable than the breakneck expansion envisaged in its initial public offering two years ago. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2023

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“Cruising speed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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