pilothouse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pilot +‎ house

Noun[edit]

pilothouse (plural pilothouses)

  1. (nautical) A wheelhouse.
    • 1899, Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, ch 2:
      The funnel projected through that roof, and in front of the funnel a small cabin built of light planks served for a pilot-house.
  2. A yacht or other small vessel which has a wheelhouse.