light cruiser

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noun

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

Nearby words

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  8. light displacement,
  9. light draft,
  10. light engine

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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.