SKIP TO CONTENT

cruiser

Definitions of cruiser
  1. noun
    a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer
    see moresee less
    types:
    battle cruiser
    a cruiser of maximum speed and firepower
    guided missile cruiser
    a cruiser that carries guided missiles
    type of:
    combat ship, war vessel, warship
    a government ship that is available for waging war
  2. noun
    a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board
    synonyms: cabin cruiser, pleasure boat, pleasure craft
    see moresee less
    type of:
    motorboat, powerboat
    a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
  3. noun
    a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
    synonyms: patrol car, police car, police cruiser, prowl car, squad car
    see moresee less
    types:
    panda car
    a police cruiser
    type of:
    auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar
    a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week