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She was a cruiser built in 1907 and having a displacement of 3,544 tons.

Decatur soon returned with the French cruiser Le Croyable as a prize.

Dr. Bird glanced at the fighting top of the cruiser and swore softly.

His dear friend, a felon, taken in open fight by a British cruiser!

De Robeck must give me a cruiser so that we may start for home to-morrow.

If I fell in with an enemy's cruiser or a privateer I must expect to be stripped.

When you worked on the cruiser 'Honolulu' you handled blueprints?

When the cruiser "Honolulu" made its trial run in the spring of 1938, Boldt was on board.

In the meantime Rizal had been detained in the Spanish cruiser Castilla lying in the bay.

The UN cruiser cut its engines and dropped like a rock in free fall.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, agent noun from cruise (v.), or, probably, borrowed from similar words in neighboring languages (e.g. Dutch kruiser, French croiseur), originally a warship built to cruise and protect commerce or chase hostile ships (but in 18c. often applied to privateers); meaning "one who cruises for sex partners" is from 1903, in later use mostly of homosexuals; as a boxing weight class, from 1920; meaning "police patrol car" is 1929, American English.

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