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

First recorded in 1865–70; con3 + -ing2
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Related Words for conning tower

bridge

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British Dictionary definitions for conning tower

conning tower

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

Word Origin for conning tower

C19: see con 4
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