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Noun: anti-aircraft cruiser
  1. A light cruiser in which torpedo tubes and 6-inch low-angle guns were replaced by ten 4-inch high-angle guns to provide larger warships with protection against high-altitude bombers.
    "Having sacrificed anti-ship weapons for anti-aircraft armament, the converted anti-aircraft cruisers might need protection themselves against surface units."

Derived forms: anti-aircraft cruisers

Type of: light cruiser

Encyclopedia: Anti-aircraft cruiser