cruiser

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cruise +‎ -er.

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cruiser (plural cruisers)

  1. (nautical, in the days of sail) A frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.
  2. (nautical) A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship.
  3. (nautical) A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft.
  4. (nautical) A passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience; also cruise ship.
  5. (nautical) Any of several yachts designed for cruising.
  6. (US, law enforcement) A police patrol vehicle.
  7. One who attends cruises.

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