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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to sail about touching at a series of ports
: to move or proceed speedily, smoothly, or effortlessly
: to travel without destination or purpose
: an act or an instance of cruising
: a tour by ship
: prosperity in an undertaking : success
: the act or state of moving swiftly : swiftness
: rate of motion: such as
: to prosper in an undertaking
: get along, fare
: to make haste
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