transitive verbconned, conn′ing
Naut. to direct the movements of (a ship), specif. by giving directions to the helmsman
Origin of connearlier cond from Middle English conduen, to conduct from Old French conduire from Classical Latin conducere: see conduce
- the station of a person who conns
- the act of or responsibility for conning a ship
Variant of con3
- The duty of directing a ship, usually used with the verb to have or to take and accompanied by the article "the."
- The officer of the deck has the conn of the vessel; the captain took the conn when he reached the bridge.