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CRUISE, noun [See Cruse.]

CRUISE, verb intransitive s as z. [See cross.] To sail back and forth, or to rove on the ocean in search of an enemys ships for capture, or for protecting commerce; or to rove for plunder as a pirate. The admiral cruised between the Bahama isles and Cuba. We cruised off Cape Finisterre. A pirate was cruising in the gulf of Mexico.

CRUISE, noun A voyage made in crossing courses; a sailing to and fro in search of an enemys ships, or by a pirate in search of plunder.