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).
P2 "what the ducati?"
P1 "no man the harley! ducati's are for speed freaks not riders"
(N.B. this term comes from, is somewhat related to, but has almost nothing to do with the English verb "to cruise".
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.
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