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A cruiser (#2)
A cruise ship (#4)

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cruise +‎ -er.

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cruiser (plural cruisers)

  1. (nautical, in the days of sail) A frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.
  2. (nautical) A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship.
    1. (science fiction, by extension) A starship of comparable role
  3. (nautical) A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft.
  4. (nautical) A passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience.
    Synonym: cruise ship
  5. (nautical) Any of several yachts designed for cruising.
  6. One who attends cruises.
  7. (cycling) A bicycle designed for low-speed, recreational use, usually characterized by balloon tires, upright seating, a single-speed drivetrain and expressive styling.
    Synonym: beach cruiser
  8. (US, law enforcement) A police patrol vehicle.
  9. (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Vindula.
  10. (entomology) Any dragonfly of the family Macromiidae; a macromiid.
  11. (colloquial) One who cruises at bars and neighborhoods seeking sex.

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fast warship

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Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from English cruiser. Doublet of croiseur, croix, and crux.

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cruiser m (plural cruisers)

  1. (cycling) cruiser (bicycle designed for low-speed, recreational use)

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from English cruise (to hit on).

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  1. (transitive, Quebec, colloquial) to hit on; to make a pass at
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