1. A large warship, well armed and equally capable of operating in fleet air defense, anti-submarine, and flagship roles. Larger than a destroyer, it is usually the largest warship in most navies today, short of aircraft carriers. Few navies can afford to build cruisers or buy them second-hand, so a fleet with even a single cruiser is considered respectable. Although very common among navies until the end of the Cold War, cruisers are expensive to operate and are now only found in the navies of the United States (27), Russia (8), Peru (2), and Italy (1).

NATO standard designations for cruisers are: CL (light cruiser, no longer used), CA (heavy cruiser, no longer used), CC (command cruiser, no longer used), CB (battlecruiser, no longer used), CG (guided missile cruiser), and CGN (nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser, now only in use in Russia).
The Argentine cruiser General Belgrano was sunk by a British submarine during the Falklands War of 1982. It is the largest warship sunk in combat since the end of World War Two.
by thaks April 10, 2006
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A name for a 'Vodka Cruiser' drink. Basically lolly water.
I'm a girl, I don't drink beer, I drink cruisers.
by Cruu-zur April 18, 2003
A cop car
Dude you see that cruiser pull up? I thought I was gonna get bopped for sure.
by The DJ Costigan October 24, 2008
a type of motorcycle. Harley Davidsons are the iconic figurehead of the cruiser world. Most cruisers dont have plastic fairings. They are similar to a bobber in that the engine is visible from the outside and is used as a decoration. Ussually cruisers are ridden by older folks as younger riders prefer the raw speed of a sportbike. Normally cruisers are more comfortable to ride than sportbikes, especially for passengers
P1 "man that cruiser over there is sweet"

P2 "what the ducati?"

P1 "no man the harley! ducati's are for speed freaks not riders"
by koalla99 August 05, 2010
A cruiser is someone who takes pride in there vehicle and is a member of the cruise scene. The cruiser meets up with other cruisers (normally mates) to have a chat, laugh and discussion about the things they like. A cruiser is a person who likes going to car shows, meets and events to look at other cruiser creations (other modified vehicles) Cruisers ain't bad we are just friends who like to meet, discuss and show off our hobby MODIFIED CARS!!!!!
Come see for yourself!
a French-Canadian Quebec verb (pronounced croozay) meaning: to lazily, and at a low and leisurely speed, stalk someone in via a drive-by, either driving alongside them in a vehicle or following them on a bicycle.

(N.B. this term comes from, is somewhat related to, but has almost nothing to do with the English verb "to cruise".
person a) (screaming for help in French): aidez moi, ce specimen a essaye de me cruiser

person b) understanding French, but answering in English), what specimen tried stalking you?

person a) (who also happens to be bilingual) : um, this guy that I know from high school was stalking me, and he looked drunk and enraged, i think I scared him off. too bad bicycles don't require a license plate, so now, sorry, I can't do anything about it.
by sexydimma July 05, 2013
Someone that trys to invite themselves into a group before they are welcome. Has similar characteristics as a duche bag or tool.
How did you and demetri become friends? I think he really was a cruiser and worked his way into the circle.
by t-bag55 October 05, 2009
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