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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.
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
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conn′ing tow`er(ˈkɒn ɪŋ)
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.
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|Noun||1.||conning tower - an armored pilothouse on a warship|
|2.||conning tower - a raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting|