cruiser

Definitions

  • Cruiser Brooklyn
    Cruiser Brooklyn
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cruiser a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board
    • n cruiser a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer
    • n cruiser a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1986, a drunk fan got into a pace car at Talladega Superspeedway, and started joyriding on the track in front of a nationwide audience. The police cruisers who had to chase him around the track were not amused when they caught and arrested him
    • n Cruiser (Nav) One who, or a vessel that, cruises;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All of Chrysler's PT Cruisers are built in Mexico.
    • n cruiser 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 cruiser In forestry, one who cruises or surveys and estimates the amount and value of standing timber.
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Usage

In literature:

Why do you imagine the vessel you saw was an auxiliary cruiser?
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
They engaged enemy light-cruisers at long range.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
He brought the last news that was heard of the ill-fated cruiser for many years.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
There was two of you refused a double watch when we left the Yankee cruiser.
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
Quickly the shape resolved itself into a large four-funnelled cruiser pelting down-Channel at full speed.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Quarter past seven the Admiral made the signal to call in all cruisers.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
If he had, there was no doubt that he would have at first reported it as an active enemy cruiser.
"Medal of Honor" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Brittany had 200 miles of coast, and as the Channel Islands were in sight, aid could come from British cruisers.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Meanwhile, the cruiser, which had fired the two shots, came up behind the little craft, and the latter cautiously steamed up.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
Let the cruiser go; it is the battleships we want.
"Under the Ensign of the Rising Sun" by Harry Collingwood
We all went to bed feeling secure, with that cruiser lying a short distance away.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
The air raid on Cuxhaven, Christmas Day 1914, supported by light cruisers and destroyers.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Why had the cruiser sailed?
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Life on a cruiser may be the tally for some, but give me the nimble t.b.d.!
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 11, 1914" by Various
These were the methods by which Cruiser and the zebra were subdued.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
British cruisers patrolled American waters, and insulted our flag whenever they pleased.
"Harper's Young People, August 10, 1880" by Various
Fifty cruisers rushing to the scene had been unable to find any traces of the source of the deadly rays.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
It may be that they were taken to keep them from falling into the possession of the United States cruisers.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Mytor had suggested the meeting place, a hulk larger than most, a cruiser once in the fleet of some forgotten power.
"Bride of the Dark One" by Florence Verbell Brown
Then bang went another gun from the British cruiser.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
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In poetry:

HERE 's the old cruiser, 'Twenty-nine,
Forty times she 's crossed the line;
Same old masts and sails and crew,
Tight and tough and as good as new.
"The Old Cruiser" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
From where the wide-winged albatross
Floats white 'neath the Southern Cross,
There came the swift cruisers,
And Germans are losers;
Australians want no Kaiser boss.
"The Allied Forces" by Abner Cosens
Yours then is England's love and praise,
O cruiser of the honoured name!
For whatsoever future days
May bring of peril or of fame,
In your first battle on the sea
You win your immortality.
"To the Crew of the H.M.S. BIRMINGHAM" by Robert Henry Forster
"Let go aft" . . . and out she slides,
Pitching when she meets the tides . . .
She for whom our cruisers keep
Lordly vigil in the deep . . .
Sink or swim, lads, war or no,
Let the poor old hooker go!
"War Risks" by Cicely Fox Smith
The cruiser's boat came under the side,
They hailed her with a cheer,
And Texas Bill looked over the rail
And called both loud and clear,
"Come up, come up, now, Lootenant,
But you'll find no prisoner here."
"The Ballad Of The Dinkinbar" by Cicely Fox Smith
From the Capes of the Delaware,
As you are well aware,
We sail with tobacco for England-but then,
Our own British cruisers,
They watch us come through, sirs,
And they press half a score of us poor honest men!
"Poor Honest Men" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

An enterprising US bicycle company first introduced cruiser bicycles in 1933, modeling them after balloon-tire-equipped motorcycles of the day.
Mother Billed By Police To Repair Dent In Police Cruiser That Killed Son.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials have apologized for sending a collection letter to a man who was killed by a police cruiser, billing him $710 for the damage his body did to the vehicle.
Canadian Robert Wilkinson, 29, sang a flawless rendition of Queen classic " Bohemian Rhapsody" in the back of an Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser after being picked up for public intoxication.
Houston's Bayport a boon for Canadian cruisers.
In 1997, Officer Gibson was stopped at a red light in his cruiser when a cop-hating gunman killed him at random.
Violent stretch puts Flint on brink of all-time homicide record, Genesee Township officer injured after crashing cruiser.
Thaxton was patrolling near Davis Creek at about 10:30 pm when the electronic license plate reader in his cruiser told him he had just passed a car with a stolen plate.
But 41-year-old Darren Porter manages to get into the front seat of the car and take off, all in view of the dashboard camera of another cruiser.
For cruisers heading North and South from the Chesapeake, historic Cape May is waiting.
When police arrived they took a man and woman into custody and placed both of them in the back seat of a cruiser.
A Cedar Rapids Police cruiser drives on 1st Street SW toward the police station on the afternoon of Wedneday, September 26, 2007.
An unusual scene unfolded in front of Mark Schaub's West Side home a few weeks ago -- a police cruiser cautiously made its way up the street, in slow pursuit of what appeared to be a coyote.
Annie Dookhan, center, is escorted to a cruiser outside her home in Franklin, Mass.
Chubby 's Cruisers in Culver City is for people who are into their bikes, which is not people who are into cycling, necessarily.
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