conn

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1conn

verb \ˈkän\
connedcon·ning

Definition of CONN

transitive verb
:  to conduct or direct the steering of (as a ship)

Variants of CONN

conn also con \ˈkän\

Examples of CONN

  1. <there was white-knuckle tension as the captain conned the gunboat through the mine-infested harbor>

Origin of CONN

alteration of cond, probably alteration of Middle English condien, conduen to conduct, from Anglo-French cunduire — more at conduit
First Known Use: 1626

Related to CONN

Synonyms
navigate (also con), helm, pilot, steer

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with CONN

2conn

noun

Definition of CONN

:  the control exercised by one who conns a ship

Variants of CONN

conn also con

First Known Use of CONN

1825

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Conn

abbreviation

Definition of CONN

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