Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of a class of fast warships of medium tonnage with a long cruising radius and less armor and firepower than a battleship.
  • n. A cabin cruiser.
  • n. See squad car.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.
  • n. A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship
  • n. A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft
  • n. 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.
  • n. Any of several yachts designed for cruising
  • n. A police patrol vehicle.
  • n. One who attends cruises

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or a vessel that, cruises

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who or a ship which cruises; specifically, an armed vessel specially commissioned to prey upon an enemy's commerce, to protect the commerce of the state to which it belongs, to pursue an enemy's armed ships, or for other purposes.
  • n. In forestry, one who cruises or surveys and estimates the amount and value of standing timber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
  • n. a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board
  • n. a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer

Etymologies

to cruise + -er. (Wiktionary)

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