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

  • n. Nautical An enclosed area, usually on the bridge of a vessel, from which the vessel is controlled when under way. Also called wheelhouse.

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  • n. A wheelhouse
  • n. A yacht or other small vessel having a wheelhouse.

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

  • n. an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated


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  • And between his hiding place and the pilothouse was a long expanse of open deck.

    State of fear

  • Looks like the horses are in the pilothouse, which is what we figured from the last video transmission.

    Pressure Point

  • I’m sure the guy in the black sweater who just stepped back into the pilothouse is our boy—he’s dressed the same as the guy on TV.

    Pressure Point

  • After that, he brought me up to the pilothouse, where I was to remain with him as he got us under way.

    Family Storms

  • We found a spindly-legged arrow crab wedged into a corner of the pilothouse.


  • Mourning his ruined shirt and slacks, Mauvais strode toward the pilothouse.

    Etched in Bone

  • Standing alone above the ship's pilothouse, he began talking to himself:

    Nell Shea

  • The 76-foot sloop has two cabins, a pilothouse fitted with a wet bar and cold wine storage, according to the Boston Herald, which first reported its Rhode Island berthing.

    Sen. Kerry berths yacht in R.I., saving $500,000; Detroit hit man sentenced

  • The bow of a large vessel slid between the pilings, the lighted pilothouse shining in the rain.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • I put my food down and stood up from my chair and stared in disbelief as the bow and the lighted pilothouse and the rows of passenger compartments and the woman in the hooped crinoline dress and the stern of the boat were enveloped by the fog, the wake landing on the bank with a loud slap.

    The Glass Rainbow


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