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conning tower

[kon-ing] /ˈkɒn ɪŋ/
noun
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.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; con3 + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for conning-tower

conning tower

/ˈkɒnɪŋ/
noun
1.
Also called sail. a superstructure of a submarine, used as the bridge when the vessel is on the surface
2.
the armoured pilot house of a warship
Word Origin
C19: see con4
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