from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See pilothouse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An enclosed compartment, on the deck of a vessel such as a fishing boat, from which it may be navigated; on a larger vessel it is the bridge or pilothouse
- n. The enclosed structure around side paddlewheels on a steamboat.
- n. A batter's power zone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small house on or above a vessel's deck, containing the steering wheel.
- n. A paddle box. See under paddle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mech., a building in which a water-wheel is housed.
- n. A structure to contain and safeguard the wheels of the valves of a. water-works system.
- n. The curved inclosure for the paddle-or side-wheels of a steamboat.
- n. The free space under the forward part of the body in some carriages, which enables the front axle to make a more extensive arc in turning, and permits the wheels to ‘cut under.’
- n. Nautical, same as pilot-house.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated
wheel + house (Wiktionary)