from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inclosed place or house on deck which shelters the steering-gear and the pilot or helmsman.


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  • "Hey, you, Captain Scott!" he yelled at the pilot-house.


  • This official remonstrance from the pilot-house spread a film of silence over the tumult.


  • The captain had thrust his head and shoulders out of the pilot-house, and was staring intently into the fog as though by sheer force of will he could penetrate it.

    Chapter 1

  • The red-faced man shot a glance up at the pilot-house, gazed around at the fog, stumped across the deck and back (he evidently had artificial legs), and stood still by my side, legs wide apart, and with an expression of keen enjoyment on his face.

    Chapter 1

  • I took up my position on the forward upper deck, directly beneath the pilot-house, and allowed the mystery of the fog to lay hold of my imagination.

    Chapter 1

  • I could see the pilot-house and a white-bearded man leaning partly out of it, on his elbows.

    Chapter 1

  • McGregor saluted him from the pilot-house and the Laura slipped out from the bank.


  • When the lines were cast off and she churned out from the bank, Akoon was on board in the pilot-house.

    The Wit of Porportuk

  • An hour later, this time with Sam at the wheel, Henry entered the pilot-house, unaware of what was brewing.

    Mark Twain

  • Captain Kleinfelter was waiting for Sam outside the pilot-house.

    Mark Twain


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