conn

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verb

variants or less commonly con
conned; conning

transitive verb

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

conn

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noun

variants or less commonly con
: the control exercised by one who conns a ship

Conn

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abbreviation

Examples of conn in a Sentence

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

Word History

Etymology

Verb

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

First Known Use

Verb

1626, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conn was in 1626

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Cite this Entry

“Conn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conn. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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