cruiser
noun Date: 1695 1. a vehicle that cruises: as a. squad car b. a powerboat with facilities (as a cabin and plumbing) necessary for living aboard — called also cabin cruiser 2. a large fast moderately armored and gunned warship 3. a person who cruises

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  • Cruiser — (englisch für Kreuzer) bezeichnet: Cruiser (Motorrad), eine Motorradbauform oder ausstattung Cruiser (Fahrrad), eine entsprechende Bauform eines Fahrrades Cruiser (Auto), ein Modell im Automobilbau Cruiser (Zeitung), ein Schweizer Schwulen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cruiser — [ kruzɶr ] n. m. • 1879; mot angl. « croiseur » ♦ Anglic. Petit yacht prévu pour la navigation en mer. ● cruiser nom masculin (anglais cruiser, de l ancien néerlandais kruiser, croiseur) Yacht de croisière à moteur, de faible tonnage. cruiser… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cruiser — [kro͞oz′ər] n. 1. one that cruises, as a powerboat, airplane, or squad car 2. any of several types of fast and maneuverable warship smaller than a battleship and having less armor and firepower 3. CABIN CRUISER …   English World dictionary

  • Cruiser — Cruis er (kr? z?r), n. One who, or a vessel that, cruises; Specif.: (Nav.) A man of war less heavily armed and armored than a battle ship, having great speed, and generally of from two thousand to twelve thousand tons displacement. [1913 Webster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cruiser — cruisér s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • cruiser — 1670s, agent noun from CRUISE (Cf. cruise), or, probably, borrowed from similar words in neighboring languages (e.g. Du. kruiser, Fr. croiseur), originally a warship built to cruise and protect commerce or chase hostile ships (but in 18c. often… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cruiser — ► NOUN 1) a fast warship larger than a destroyer and less heavily armed than a battleship. 2) a yacht or motor boat with passenger accommodation. 3) N. Amer. a police patrol car …   English terms dictionary

  • Cruiser — For other uses, see Cruiser (disambiguation). USS Port Royal (CG 73), a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser, launched in 1992. A cruiser is a type of warship. The term has been in use for several hundreds of years, and has had… …   Wikipedia

  • Cruiser — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Cruiser (homonymie). Cet article a pour sujet les chars Cruiser. Pour une définition du mot « cruiser », voir l’article cruiser du Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cruiser — Synonyms and related words: Black Maria, LC, LSD, LSM, SC, adventurer, aircraft carrier, aircraft tender, almadia, alpinist, ammunition ship, ark, assault transport, astronaut, auxiliary, barge, battleship, bomb ketch, buss, cabin cruiser, camper …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cruiser — /krooh zeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that cruises. 2. one of a class of warships of medium tonnage, designed for high speed and long cruising radius. 3. See squad car. 4. a vessel, esp. a power driven one, intended for cruising. 5. See cabin… …   Universalium

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