pilothouse

noun pi·lot·house \ ˈpī-lət-ˌhau̇s \
|Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of pilothouse

: a deckhouse for a ship's helmsman containing the steering wheel, compass, and navigating equipment

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1842

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