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pilothouse

[pahy-luh t-hous] /ˈpaɪ lətˌhaʊs/
noun, plural pilothouses
[pahy-luh t-hou-ziz] /ˈpaɪ lətˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA).
Nautical
1.
an enclosed structure on the deck of a ship from which it can be navigated.
Also called wheelhouse.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; pilot + house
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British Dictionary definitions for pilot house

pilot house

noun
1.
(nautical) an enclosed structure on the bridge of a vessel from which it can be navigated; wheelhouse
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