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conning tower Syllabification: conn·ing tow·er

Definition of conning tower in English:


The superstructure of a submarine, from which it can be commanded when on the surface, and containing the periscope.
Example sentences
  • As you descend, your first sight of the submarine will be a selection of masts and periscopes rising from the conning tower.
  • The introduction of a proper conning tower meant that the periscope could be kept in an upright position where it could be raised and lowered by the use of compressed air.
  • There was the conning tower with the periscope easily identifiable inside; there were the access hatches.
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