cruiser (plural cruisers)
- (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.
- (nautical) A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship.
- (nautical) A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft.
- (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.
- (nautical) Any of several yachts designed for cruising.
- (US, law enforcement) A police patrol vehicle.
- One who attends cruises.
class of warships
miniature aircraft carrier
passenger ship designed for cruising
police patrol vehicle