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[pahy-luh t-hous] /ˈpaɪ lətˌhaʊs/
noun, plural pilothouses
[pahy-luh t-hou-ziz] /ˈpaɪ lətˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA).
an enclosed structure on the deck of a ship from which it can be navigated.
Also called wheelhouse.
Origin of pilothouse
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50; pilot + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Rick won and climbed to the top of the pilothouse while Scotty went below to prepare sandwiches.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • I hastened down to the pilothouse, rang to stop her, and then to back her.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • The boy was flat on the top of the pilothouse now, his own rifle within reach.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The red coal of a cigar glowed in a corner of the pilothouse.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Suddenly Ned, who was looking from a projecting side window of the pilothouse, back toward Andy's ship, cried out in alarm.

  • He leaped to the pilothouse and roared at the man at the wheel.

  • Grimshaw made his way at once to the pilothouse, where Mr. Gilder followed him, in order to learn his plans.

    Raftmates Kirk Munroe
  • Slugs smacked into the hull or blossomed as stars on the glass of the pilothouse.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • "If we use both engines, someone had better keep watch from on top of the pilothouse," Scotty added.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin

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