Conning-tower meaning

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A raised, enclosed observation post in a submarine, often being a means of entrance to the interior.
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The armored pilothouse of a warship.
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A heavily armored pilothouse on a warship, for use in battle.
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A low observation tower on a submarine, serving also as an entrance to the interior.
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(nautical) The armoured control tower of an early iron warship from which the ship was navigated in battle.
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(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.
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Origin of conning-tower

  • From con
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition