cruiser
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈkɹuzɚ/
Noun

cruiser (plural cruisers)

  1. One who attends cruises.
  2. (cycling) A kind of bicycle that usually combines balloon tires, an upright seating posture, a single-speed drivetrain, and straightforward steel construction with expressive styling.
  3. (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.
  4. (nautical) A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship.
  5. (nautical) A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft.
  6. (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.
  7. (nautical) Any of several yachts designed for cruising.
  8. (US, law enforcement) A police patrol vehicle.
  9. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Vindula.
  10. Someone who cruises bars and neighborhoods looking for "action".
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