pilothouse
noun Date: 1846 a deckhouse for a ship's helmsman containing the steering wheel, compass, and navigating equipment

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  • pilothouse — ☆ pilothouse [pī′lət hous΄ ] n. an enclosed place as on the bridge of a ship, in which the helmsman stands while steering and from which the ship is usually conned …   English World dictionary

  • Pilothouse — A pilothouse is a glass enclosed room on top of the texas (the deckhouse) from which a ship is controlled. The steering wheel, compass, engine order telegraph, and chart table are located here. On many ships, especially military and cruise ships …   Wikipedia

  • pilothouse — /puy leuht hows /, n., pl. pilothouses / how ziz/. Naut. an enclosed structure on the deck of a ship from which it can be navigated. Also called wheelhouse. [1840 50, Amer.; PILOT + HOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pilothouse — noun a) A wheelhouse b) A yacht or other small vessel having a wheelhouse …   Wiktionary

  • pilothouse — n. cabin on the deck of a ship from which a helmsman navigates …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pilothouse — pi•lot•house [[t]ˈpaɪ lətˌhaʊs[/t]] n. pl. hous•es [[t] ˌhaʊ zɪz[/t]] naut. navig. an enclosed structure on the deck of a ship from which it can be navigated Also called wheelhouse • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • pilothouse — noun an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated • Syn: ↑wheelhouse • Hypernyms: ↑compartment • Hyponyms: ↑conning tower • Part Holonyms: ↑bridge, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Caribbean Sailing Yachts — Caribbean Sailing Yachts, also known as CSY, are heavy displacement recreational sailboats built during the 1970s and 1980s in Tampa, Florida. CSY went out of business in the early 1980s; however, the well founded boats have continued to sail the …   Wikipedia

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