Definition of battlecruiser noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

battlecruiser

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbætlkruːzə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbætlkruːzər//
 
Types of boats and ships
 
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a large fast ship used in war in the past, faster and lighter than a battleship See related entries: Types of boats and ships
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: battlecruiser