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light cruiser

a naval cruiser having 6-inch (15-cm) guns as its main armament.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The airship was "L 7," which had been under fire, and had received damage from our light-cruiser forces.

    The Story of Our Submarines John Graham Bower
  • Southampton, with the 2nd light-cruiser Squadron, held on to the southward to observe.

  • Being informed that he still had three torpedoes, he closed with the light-cruiser previously engaged and torpedoed her.

  • In this respect the work of the light-cruiser Squadrons was excellent, and of great value.

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