battle cruiser
noun Date: 1911 a large heavily armed warship that is lighter, faster, and more maneuverable than a battleship

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • battle cruiser — battle cruisers also battlecruiser N COUNT A battle cruiser is a large fast warship that is lighter than a battleship and moves more easily …   English dictionary

  • battle cruiser — battle .cruiser n a large fast ship used in war …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • battle cruiser — battle ,cruiser noun count a large fast warship …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • battle cruiser — noun a cruiser of maximum speed and firepower • Hypernyms: ↑cruiser * * * noun : a warship of battleship size and of the highest speed and heaviest battery but without the heavy armor protection of the battleship and designed for high speed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • battle cruiser — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms battle cruiser : singular battle cruiser plural battle cruisers a large fast warship …   English dictionary

  • battle cruiser — noun A fast, relatively lightly armoured cruiser designed to act as an advanced scout of the battle fleet; a development of the Dreadnought battleships …   Wiktionary

  • battle-cruiser — battˈle cruiser noun A large warship, the same size as a battleship but faster and with fewer guns • • • Main Entry: ↑battle …   Useful english dictionary

  • battle-cruiser — noun a) A type of warship equal in size or larger than a battleship, and of greater speed, but with less armour and fewer guns. Introduced ca. 1908 and forming the leading squadrons of WWI battle fleets but obsolescent by WWII, having been… …   Wiktionary

  • battle cruiser — I Cockney Rhyming Slang Boozer (liquor store) I ve got to get to the battle before I go to the party. II Everyday English Slang in Ireland n the pub; rhymes with boozer. III Everyday English Slang in Ireland boozer otherwise known as pub …   English dialects glossary

  • battle cruiser — a warship of maximum speed and firepower, but with lighter armor than a battleship. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

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