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pi·lot·house

 (pī′lət-hous′)
n. Nautical
An enclosed area, usually on the bridge of a vessel, from which the vessel is controlled when under way. Also called wheelhouse.
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pi•lot•house

(ˈpaɪ lətˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
an enclosed structure on the deck of a ship from which it can be navigated. Also called wheelhouse.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pilothouse - an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated
bridge deck, bridge - an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
conning tower - an armored pilothouse on a warship
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Sinabi pa nila (they said) the Chinese vessel failed to shun a Filipino fishing boat, and its steel cable on the lighting grid of larboard bumped into the Filipino pilothouse. Tapos yung (later) Chinese foreign ministry spokesman maintained that it was an accidental collision between fishing boats at sea," he added.
Sinabi pa nila (They said) the Chinese vessel failed to shun a Filipino fishing boat, and its steel cable on the lighting grid of larboard bumped into the Filipino pilothouse. Tapos yung (Then the) Chinese foreign ministry spokesman maintained that it was an accidental collision between fishing boats at sea,' he said.
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He flew up the seven decks to the small shack perched like a comic hat over the ship's pilothouse, the signal bridge.
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Further enhancing your confidence at the helm, is a glass wraparound windshield that gives you the utility of a center console with much of the same protection of a pilothouse. Individual captain and passenger seating has the feel of a luxury touring car.
The owner was showing me around his new boat with great pride, and we ended up in the pilothouse, looking at the flat screen displays for the various systems and the navigation electronics.