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conning tower

[ kon-ing ]
/ ˈkɒn ɪŋ /
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noun
the low observation tower of a submarine, constituting the main entrance to the interior.
the low, dome-shaped, armored pilothouse of a warship.
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Origin of conning tower

First recorded in1865–70; con6 + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for conning tower

conning tower
/ (ˈkɒnɪŋ) /

noun
Also called: sail a superstructure of a submarine, used as the bridge when the vessel is on the surface
the armoured pilot house of a warship

Word Origin for conning tower

C19: see con 4
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