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cruiser

A car, often a police car. I really hope my parents get me a cruiser for my 16th birthday. Cuff him and throw him in the cruiser, Johnny—he's a prime suspect.
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cruiser

n. a car; a fast car. This old hog is a real cruiser.
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We were often in danger of being taken, and particularly when we touched at Dabal, where a cruiser blocked up one of the channels through which ships usually sail; but our vessel requiring no great depth of water, and the sea running high, we went through the little channel, and fortunately escaped the cruiser.
Officer Kochanski was in the driver's seat of a cruiser that was parked on the side of the road with its blue lights on.
If you had a cruiser that was very fast and with battleship guns it would be able to sink an enemy cruiser before that cruiser's guns could get close enough to engage.
Among baby boomers with a large sum of money from inheritance or handsome retirement allowances, there are some who have bought a cruiser priced at about 20 million yen to enjoy parties aboard and fishing, the salesman said.
A buyer said, ''I have yearned for a cruiser since my youth.
In the middle of a period of high operational tempo, a cruiser's light airborne multipurpose detachment was tasked to fly a Navy cameraman and a civilian reporter so they could capture a maritime interdiction operation against a civilian ship that the cruiser's SEALs were conducting.
SOUTHBRIDGE - At their meeting Monday, councilors voted 8-0 in favor of transferring $14,510 from council reserves to replace a cruiser that was totaled in a September pursuit of an alleged drunken driver.
"After a cruiser gets 75,000 miles on it, the cost of maintaining it can increase to where it becomes higher than purchasing a new one," he said.
A cruiser was heavily damaged in a head-on collision with a car going the wrong way on Interstate 395 near Exit 4 early yesterday morning.