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



    BrE BrE//ˈkruːzə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkruːzər//
    Types of boats and ships, The police, Types of vehicle
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  1. 1a large fast ship used in war He served on a battle cruiser.
  2. 2(also cabin cruiser) a boat with a motor and room for people to sleep, used for pleasure trips a luxury 20-foot cabin cruiser See related entries: Types of boats and ships
  3. 3(North American English) a police car See related entries: The police, Types of vehicle
  4. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from Dutch kruiser, from kruisen ‘to cross’, from kruis ‘cross’, from Latin crux.
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