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
(2), and Italy
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.
A name for a 'Vodka Cruiser' drink. Basically lolly water.
I'm a girl, I don't drink beer, I drink cruisers.
A cop car
Dude you see that cruiser pull up? I thought I was gonna get bopped for sure.
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"
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.
Someone who goes to school everyday and doesn't care about his appearance or usually the manner in which he is wearing clothes. This is similiar to redneck however a cruiser diverges in the fact that cruisers worry somewhat about hygiene. There a three specific types of cruisers.
The Bro Cruiser: Usually donning a sideways baseball cap of his favorite sports team and wearing gym shorts or sweat pants just above his knees. Also a lanyard is neccessary to have around one's neck. These cruisers typically chase women but to no avail, however if asked they will declare they are the most studily people alive. Also a very large truck is necessary as well.
The A Student cruiser: differing only slightly from Bro cruiser. The A student cruiser typically wears old stained sweat pants with collared shirts. Or Gym shirts and an Old Navy collared shirt. They typically can be found sitting in physics playing calculator games and then when its time for discussing they speak almost without thinking saying whatever could sound smart. Though these kids are smart they just don't care.
The Musician cruiser: these cruisers spend hours studying dead musicans from any time period past the 90s. Typically they shop at Savers and try to find vintage clothing that seems to fit in but really just doesn't. They will wear old band Ts with blazers and women's pants and flowery button ups. Aviators are a must for these cruisers.
"Yeah man Brad is such a cruise. Look at him with his sagging sweats and uber tight t-shirt."
"Karl, you are the biggest cruiser ever you are wearing a button-up flanel shirt with flowery cuttings up the side. What were you thinking this morning?"
"Ok, you are wearing aviators and blazer around a school. What are you doing with your life?"