battle cruiser

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battle cruiser (plural battle cruisers)

  1. (military) A fast, relatively lightly armoured cruiser designed to act as an advanced scout of the battle fleet; a development of the Dreadnought battleships
  2. (fiction) A ship of intermediate size and/or intermediate capability between a heavy cruiser and a (light) battleship