take the con

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take the con

  1. (nautical) To take over navigational duties on the bridge of a ship
    • 1974, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God's Eye
      Mr. Renner, take the con!" Jolt meters swung before the acceleration alarms; Renner must have set up the course in advance and slapped the keys the instant he was given control.

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