Corvette vs Cruiser - What's the difference?

corvette | cruiser |


As a proper noun corvette

is a sports car, manufactured by from 1953 to present, an american icon.

As a noun cruiser is

(nautical|in the days of sail) a frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.

corvette

Alternative forms

* (l) (rare)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (nautical, historical) A flush-decked warship of the 17th-18th centuries having a single tier of guns; it ranked next below a frigate; -- called in the United States navy a sloop of war.
  • (nautical) In a modern navy, a lightly armed and armoured blue water warship, smaller than a frigate, capable of transoceanic duty.
  • cruiser

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia cruiser) (en noun)
  • (nautical, in the days of sail) A frigate or other vessel, detached from the fleet, to cruise independently in search of the enemy or its merchant ships.
  • (nautical) A class of fast warships of medium tonnage, having a long cruising range but less armour and firepower than a battleship.
  • (nautical) A miniature aircraft carrier carrying VTOL aircraft.
  • (nautical) A passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are considered an essential part of the experience; also cruise ship.
  • (nautical) Any of several yachts designed for cruising.
  • (US, law enforcement) A police patrol vehicle.
  • One who attends cruises.
  • Derived terms

    * loser cruiser

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