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.
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.
"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?"