a naval cruiser having 6-inch (15-centimeter) guns as its main armament.
- Compare heavy cruiser.
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How to use light cruiser in a sentence
Next day we were joined by the battle cruiser Australia and the light cruiser Melbourne.
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
Our own light cruiser Falmouth had to receive four torpedoes in succession before she sank.The Story of Our Submarines | John Graham Bower
Other German warships caught by the war in more distant waters included the light cruiser Emden, on the China station.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
About seven in the morning the light cruiser Aurora sighted the German squadron off the Dogger.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10) | James Edward Parrott