conning tower


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con·ning tower

 (kŏn′ĭng)
n.
1. A raised, enclosed observation post in a submarine, often being a means of entrance to the interior.
2. The armored pilothouse of a warship.

[From con.]

conning tower

(ˈkɒnɪŋ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) Also called: sail a superstructure of a submarine, used as the bridge when the vessel is on the surface
2. (Nautical Terms) the armoured pilot house of a warship
[C19: see con4]

conn′ing tow`er

(ˈkɒn ɪŋ)
n.
1. the low observation tower of a submarine, constituting the main entrance to the interior.
2. the low, dome-shaped armored pilothouse of a warship.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conning tower - an armored pilothouse on a warshipconning tower - an armored pilothouse on a warship  
pilothouse, wheelhouse - an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
2.conning tower - a raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting
bridge deck, bridge - an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
pigboat, submarine, U-boat, sub - a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
Translations

conning tower

[ˈkɒnɪŋˌtaʊəʳ] N [of submarine] → torre f de mando

conning tower

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conning tower

[ˈkɒnɪŋˌtaʊəʳ] n (of submarine) → torretta di comando
References in classic literature ?
The echoing chamber of his soul was a narrow room, a conning tower, whence were directed his arm and shoulder muscles, his ten nimble fingers, and the swift-moving iron along its steaming path in broad, sweeping strokes, just so many strokes and no more, just so far with each stroke and not a fraction of an inch farther, rushing along interminable sleeves, sides, backs, and tails, and tossing the finished shirts, without rumpling, upon the receiving frame.
At one point in the table-land of the mountain, there was a little koppie of brown stone, which served the double purpose of head-quarters and of a conning tower.
Despite seawater pouring through a shell hole, the pair grabbed the sheets and Brown somehow managed to keep the sheaves of paper dry as he clambered up the conning tower and handed them to colleagues in a boat nestled next to U-559.
This time, Oakville's bow struck true, and at 0345 (GCT) she rammed U-94 abaft the conning tower at a nearly right angle.
Impervious to the noise and activity above, the object, a gliding shadow except for two dimly glowing conning towers projecting from the water, moved on a collision course to the ship, struck the wooden hull, and then began moving backward, reversing course.
The entry hatch formed a conning tower with eight small windows and ventilators that shut automatically on submerging.
Its conning tower will go on show in Denmark's shipwreck museum.
Later, the ship was brought to the Halic Shipyard for renovation of passenger seats and conning tower.
A life-size replica of the Conning Tower of German U-boat U-534, at The U-Boat Story, in Seacombe's Woodside Ferry Terminal, will be open in time for the Bank Holiday weekend of May 28.
Corrosion is also advanced at the top, around the easing (its deck), the fin and conning tower.
Generally built of wood and fiberglass, the primitive submarines have a small conning tower with a wave-top view for steering.