conning tower

[ kon-ing ]
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noun
  1. the low observation tower of a submarine, constituting the main entrance to the interior.

  2. the low, dome-shaped, armored pilothouse of a warship.

Origin of conning tower

1
First recorded in 1865–70; con6 + -ing2

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conning tower

/ (ˈkɒnɪŋ) /


noun
  1. Also called: sail a superstructure of a submarine, used as the bridge when the vessel is on the surface

  2. the armoured pilot house of a warship

Origin of conning tower

1
C19: see con 4

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