the maximum distance that an aircraft or ship can traverse and then return to its starting point at cruising speed without refueling.
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How to use cruising radius in a sentence
He could not possibly reach any outpost of civilization in the torpoon, for her cruising radius was only twenty hours.Under Arctic Ice | H.G. Winter
Further, it is capable of use in such a way as to add immensely to the cruising radius of submarines.The Submarine in War and Peace | Simon Lake
The 72-footers develop a speed of twenty-eight knots and have a cruising radius exceeding 1200 miles.Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights | Kelly Miller
We had not been within the cruising radius more than four hours before the long-silent; cry of "Blo-o-o-w!"The Cruise of the Cachalot | Frank T. Bullen
When below surface she was a sealed tube of metal one hundred feet long, and possessed of an enormous cruising radius.Astounding Stories, February, 1931 | Various