cruising speed

noun

Definition of 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.

Learn More About cruising speed

Dictionary Entries Near cruising speed

cruising radius

cruising speed

cruiskeen

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cruising speed

Cite this Entry

“Cruising speed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cruising%20speed. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!