cruiser

[kroo-zer]
noun
1.
a person or thing that cruises.
2.
one of a class of warships of medium tonnage, designed for high speed and long cruising radius.
4.
a vessel, especially a power-driven one, intended for cruising.
6.
Also called timber cruiser. a person who estimates the value of the timber in a tract of forest.
7.
Slang. a prostitute who walks the street soliciting customers.

Origin:
1670–80; < Dutch kruiser, equivalent to kruis(en) to cruise + -er -er1

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cruiser (ˈkruːzə)
 
n
1.  a high-speed, long-range warship of medium displacement, armed with medium calibre weapons or missiles
2.  Also called: cabin cruiser a pleasure boat, esp one that is power-driven and has a cabin
3.  any person or thing that cruises
4.  boxing See light heavyweight cruiserweight

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cruiser
1670s, agent noun from cruise, or, probably, borrowed from similar words in neighboring languages (e.g. Du. kruiser, Fr. croiseur), originally a warship built to cruise and protect commerce or chase hostile ships (but in 18c. often applied to privateers); meaning "one who
cruises for sex partners" is from 1903, in later use mostly of homosexuals; as a boxing weight class, from 1920; meaning "police patrol car" is 1929, Amer.Eng.
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Example sentences
Explore on cruiser bikes, then snuggle under duvets made of recycled plastic.
The beach cruiser bikes come fully loaded with helmet, basket, and total
  adorableness.
The armored cruiser squadron met you, and left you again, when you were half
  way round the world.
The second battleship went down, the cruiser was crippled, and the lone
  surviving destroyer reversed course and withdrew.
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