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.
This time, Oakville's bow struck true, and at 0345 (GCT) she rammed U-94 abaft the conning tower at a nearly right angle.
Neil Scales, chief executive of Merseytravel, which owns and operates Mersey Ferries, said: "Many visitors have asked to see inside the conning tower, but this was not possible.
Yep, you'd think the smugglers' little speedboat was a Russian nuclear sub and that William had dived down and wrenched open its conning tower with his bare hands.
Avigo, a chief fitter, stood on the conning tower of LCI 222, an amphibious landing craft that was just off the beach.
And then there are buildings that try to look like machines, such as Erich Mendelsohn's Einstein Tower at Potsdam, which resembles the conning tower of a submarine.
Russian television showed the submarine slowly emerging from the deep, the glass from its conning tower blown out but the bright red seal of the Russian eagle intact.
Lee came in to finish the job, dropping a depth charge that exploded 30 feet aft of the conning tower.
They navy said it will question the sub's crew and hopes to release by the end of this month the results of a probe into safety checks via the conning tower and the use of the sonar system.
They fell harmlessly beyond the Japanese submarine's small conning tower.