Definition of Conning tower

1. Noun. An armored pilothouse on a warship.

Generic synonyms: Pilothouse, Wheelhouse
Group relationships: Combat Ship, War Vessel, Warship



2. Noun. A raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting.
Generic synonyms: Bridge, Bridge Deck
Group relationships: Pigboat, Sub, Submarine, U-boat

Definition of Conning tower

1. n. The shot-proof pilot house of a war vessel.

Definition of Conning tower

1. Noun. (nautical) The armoured control tower of an early iron warship from which the ship was navigated in battle ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A connecting structure between the bridge and pressure hull of a submarine; in larger, modern submarines it contains the captain's cabin and is known as the sail ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Conning tower

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1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1899)
"The galley, aft conning tower, cases for spare torpedoes, engine hatch covers, ... The Hyde steam windlass is located just forward of the conning tower. ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1902)
"The magneto-bell on the indicator in each engine- room is wired in series with the transmitter in the conning tower and the pilot-house. ..."

3. Ironclads in Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare from 1855 to 1895, with Some by Herbert Wrigley Wilson (1898)
"It has been doubted whether it is advantageous to indicate to the enemy the precise position of the captain—the brain of the ship—by the conning-tower. ..."

4. Something Else Again by Franklin Pierce Adams (1920)
"To W. Hohenzollern, on Discontinuing The conning tower WILLIAM, it was, I think, three years ago— As I recall, one cool October morning— (You have The ..."

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