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conn

verb \ ˈkän \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of conn

conned; conning
: to conduct or direct the steering of (a vessel, such as a ship)

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Examples of conn in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of conn

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

conn Synonyms

Synonyms

helm, navigate, pilot, steer;

Related Words

commandeer, hijack (also highjack);

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conn

noun
variants: or less commonly con

Definition of conn

: the control exercised by one who conns a ship

First Known Use of conn

1825

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Conn

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Connecticut

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