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battle cruiser

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noun

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

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Origin of battle cruiser

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for battle cruiser

battle cruiser


noun

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