pilothouse

[ pahy-luh t-hous ]
/ ˈpaɪ lətˌhaʊs /

noun, plural pi·lot·hous·es [pahy-luh t-hou-ziz] /ˈpaɪ lətˌhaʊ zɪz/. Nautical.

an enclosed structure on the deck of a ship from which it can be navigated.

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Also called wheelhouse.

Origin of pilothouse

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; pilot + house
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