light cruiser


a naval cruiser having 6-inch (15-cm) guns as its main armament.
Compare heavy cruiser. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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.