[pahy-luh t-hous]

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.

Origin of pilothouse

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; pilot + house
Also called wheelhouse.
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  • I hastened down to the pilothouse, rang to stop her, and then to back her.

    Up the River

    Oliver Optic

  • The red coal of a cigar glowed in a corner of the pilothouse.

  • He leaped to the pilothouse and roared at the man at the wheel.

  • Slugs smacked into the hull or blossomed as stars on the glass of the pilothouse.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • Scotty went back to the top of the pilothouse to watch for shoal waters.

    The Pirates of Shan

    Harold Leland Goodwin