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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

conning tower

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

nKommandoturm m
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conning tower

[ˈkɒnɪŋˌtaʊəʳ] n (of submarine) → torretta di comando
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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. Here we found Infadoos surrounded by his own regiment, the Greys, which was undoubtedly the finest in the Kukuana army, and the same that we had first seen at the outlying kraal.
Collecting himself, Trosino scrambled up the conning tower, only to discover the hatch wouldn't open.
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.
"I saw it when it hit the conning tower at the lower part of it," said Lehner.
This time, Oakville's bow struck true, and at 0345 (GCT) she rammed U-94 abaft the conning tower at a nearly right angle.
"After 36 hours of continuous diving efforts in these conditions, navy divers have finally reached the second compartment behind the conning tower in the early hours of August 16.
"After 36 hours of continuous diving effort in these conditions, Navy divers have finally reached the second compartment behind the conning tower in the early hours of 16 Aug," the statement said.
She cites a grapefruit-sized hole found on the Hunley's forward conning tower that was likely caused by the impact of a rifle bullet from the Housatonic, and suggests this breach ultimately flooded the sub.
And what we did… we cut one of the submarines into three or four pieces and put them on low loaders and took them somewhere down on the south coast, assembled the pieces and floated them on big drums, like a raft really, and if you look at the film you wouldn't tell the difference because Roger [Moore] and Barbara Bach are lowered down from a helicopter into the conning tower of the submarine, and you would really believe it's a...
The entry hatch formed a conning tower with eight small windows and ventilators that shut automatically on submerging.