a winged guided missile designed to deliver a conventional or nuclear warhead by flying at low altitudes to avoid detection by radar.
an air-breathing low-flying subsonic missile that is continuously powered and guided throughout its flight and carries a warhead
A military missile equipped with an onboard computer that allows it to guide itself on a preprogrammed course over long distances by sensing the terrain and comparing it to maps stored in its memory. (See smart weapons.)
Note: Cruise missiles first came into public awareness during the Persian Gulf War.
- Cruise patrol
noun phrase A strolling about, usually looking for girls [1980s+; possibly influenced by cruise control]
[kroo-zer] /ˈkru zər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. one of a class of warships of medium tonnage, designed for high speed and long . 3. . 4. a vessel, especially a power-driven one, intended for . 5. . 6. Also called timber cruiser. a person who estimates the value of the […]
[kroo-zer-weyt] /ˈkru zərˌweɪt/ noun, British. 1. a light-heavyweight boxer. /ˈkruːzəˌweɪt/ noun 1. (boxing) another term (esp Brit) for light heavyweight
noun 1. a passenger ship built or used for pleasure cruises, usually taking passengers on an extended cruise with occasional calls in various places of interest.