- Direct the steering of (a ship): he hadn’t conned anything bigger than a Boston whalerMore example sentences
- Then the lanky, bearded boatswain would take the helm while the captain conned the ship from one bridge wing or the other, with the chief engineer at his elbow
- Why is the term ‘bridge’ used to signify the place from where a ship is conned?
- Together they stood in the foretops and conned the ship in through the seething maelstrom of the equatorial current.
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- The action or post of conning a ship: I quickly took the conn and restored the channel courseMore example sentences
- For example, his combat information center officer and operations officer had the conn through most of the Suez transit.
- Now, Mr. Morton, you have the conn and I have to get back to SickBay if I'm to be there when my son is born!
- An announcement came over the intercom: ‘QM1 Grob has the conn.’
early 17th century: apparently a weakened form of obsolete cond 'conduct, guide', from Old French conduire, from Latin conducere (see conduce).
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