an enclosed structure on the deck of a ship from which it can be navigated.
- Also called wheelhouse.
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How to use pilothouse in a sentence
The same shot knocked an iron plate from the top of the pilot-house and let in the daylight in a flood.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
"The shock threw him against the pilot-house wall and fractured his skull—he died in an hour," he said.The Sargasso of Space | Edmond Hamilton
On the sides, on the turret, and on the pilot-house were indentations like saucers, but there was no sign of serious damage.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
He heard something hum past his head and plunk into the pilot house behind him.Shaman | Robert Shea
"Watch for that steamer's red light off to starboard," warned a business-like voice from the blackness of the pilot-house.The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats | James R. Mears
British Dictionary definitions for pilot house
nautical an enclosed structure on the bridge of a vessel from which it can be navigated; wheelhouse
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