conning tower

con·​ning tower | \ ˈkä-niŋ- How to pronounce conning tower (audio) \

Definition of conning tower

: a raised structure on the deck of a submarine used especially formerly for navigation and attack direction

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Recent Examples on the Web The bomb hit aft of the Grayback’s conning tower and the sub sank with the loss of her 80-strong crew. Fox News, "WWII US submarine wreck discovered 75 years after it sank," 11 Nov. 2019 Survivors, however, reported sighting a submarine conning tower painted with a trotting red horse on a yellow shield. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Sunk in the Final Days of WWII, a U.S. Patrol Boat Is Found Off the Coast of Maine," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of conning tower

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Conning tower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of conning tower

: a raised structure on the deck of a submarine

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