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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The armoured control tower of an early iron warship from which the ship was navigated in battle
  • n. A connecting structure between the bridge and pressure hull of a submarine; in larger, modern submarines it contains the captain's cabin and is known as the sail

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The shot-proof pilot house of a war vessel.
  • the raised structure rising above the deck of a submarine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The low, dome-shaped, shot-proof pilot-house of a war-vessel, particularly an ironclad.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an armored pilothouse on a warship
  • n. a raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting

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(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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