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Definition of "conning tower" [con•ning tow•er]

  • A raised, enclosed observation post in a submarine, often being a means of entrance to the interior. (noun)
  • The armored pilothouse of a warship. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conning tower" in a sentence
  • "One felt the tiny four-inch shell spatter against the conning tower armor, and the pieces ‘sizz’ over it."
  • "By then, the zeppelin was less than a mile away, but Naismith, mindful of orders to destroy British seaplanes that could not be brought home, ordered a machine gun brought up to the conning tower and had a seaman begin firing at the floats of the three empty seaplanes."
  • "While the captain was below, Spiess in the conning tower spotted smoke and a mast on the horizon."
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