light cruiser


noun

a naval cruiser having 6-inch (15-centimeter) guns as its main armament.

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Example sentences from the Web for light cruiser

  • Being informed that he still had three torpedoes, he closed with the light-cruiser previously engaged and torpedoed her.

  • 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
  • Southampton, with the 2nd Light-cruiser Squadron, held on to the southward to observe.

  • In this respect the work of the Light-cruiser Squadrons was excellent, and of great value.