BATTLE-CRUISER

battle cruiser

noun
a warship of maximum speed and firepower, but with lighter armor than a battleship.

Origin:
1910–15

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battle cruiser
 
n
a warship of battleship size but with lighter armour and fewer guns and capable of high speed

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