Examples from the Web for cruiser
A cruiser shows up and eyes narrow and citizens often withdraw.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With lights flashing, the cruiser arrived at the Blooming Grove State Police barracks in Pike County.
The USS Arleigh Burke, a destroyer, and USS Philippine Sea, a cruiser, launched a total of 47 Tomahawk missiles.$70 Billion Stealth Jet Finally Flies in Its First War|Dave Majumdar|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Churchill then decided to embark on a British cruiser, the Belfast, and watch the landings from offshore.D-Day Historian Craig Symonds Talks About History’s Most Amazing Invasion|Marc Wortman|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The goal is $50,000, which is the value of his 22-foot Seahawk cruiser.
The naval officer was there because the hour of the midday meal on board the cruiser did not coincide with lunch time on shore.A Rock in the Baltic|Robert Barr
Only the coming of a Gern cruiser could ever offer them the bloody, violent opportunity to regain their freedom.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
Before the whaler got back, an enemy's cruiser came up and chased the Defender, which thus had to abandon its small boat.America's War for Humanity|Thomas Herbert Russell
Slightly to one side, the sleek line of a British cruiser was visible, and beyond it a trio of lean, wolfish destroyers.The Caves of Fear|John Blaine
If a cruiser berths here shortly, I don't propose to be under its tail flames when it sets down.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for cruiser
Word Origin and History for cruiser
1670s, agent noun from cruise (v.), or, probably, borrowed from similar words in neighboring languages (e.g. Dutch kruiser, French 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, American English.