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pilothouse

[pahy-luh t-hous] /ˈpaɪ lətˌhaʊs/
noun, plural pilothouses
[pahy-luh t-hou-ziz] /ˈpaɪ lətˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA).
Nautical.
1.
an enclosed structure on the deck of a ship from which it can be navigated.
Also called wheelhouse.
Origin of pilothouse
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50; pilot + house
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