- an enclosed structure on the deck of a ship from which it can be navigated.
Origin of pilothouse
Also called wheelhouse.
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Examples from the Web for pilothouse
The two flattened their backs against the pilothouse and sucked in their guts.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day
Timothy M. Gay
June 6, 2012
I hastened down to the pilothouse, rang to stop her, and then to back her.Up the River
The red coal of a cigar glowed in a corner of the pilothouse.Blow The Man Down
He leaped to the pilothouse and roared at the man at the wheel.The Open Boat and Other Stories
Slugs smacked into the hull or blossomed as stars on the glass of the pilothouse.
Scotty went back to the top of the pilothouse to watch for shoal waters.