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heavy cruiser

noun
1.
a naval cruiser having 8-inch (20.3-cm) guns as its main armament.
Compare light cruiser.
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  • There's a Mekinese heavy cruiser aground on Kandar right now!

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  • Both of those ships—one a heavy cruiser—now desperately flung the contents of their magazines at the Horus.

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