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

  • n. A large warship with lighter armor but greater maneuverability than a battleship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

  • n. a cruiser of maximum speed and firepower


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