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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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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The first known use of conning tower was in 1886

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English Language Learners Definition of conning tower

: a raised structure on the deck of a submarine

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