conning tower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conning tower a raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting
    • n conning tower an armored pilothouse on a warship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conning tower the raised structure rising above the deck of a submarine.
    • Conning tower The shot-proof pilot house of a war vessel.
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Usage

In literature:

In the center the conning tower showed plainly.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
One felt the frost in the air, and fingers grasping the canvas shield of the conning tower were benumbed.
"Some Naval Yarns" by Mordaunt Hall
Confronting the lads was an almost perpendicular steel ladder communicating with the conning-tower.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Jeb looked up just as the conning tower emerged with water rushing off it like small Niagaras.
"Where the Souls of Men are Calling" by Credo Harris
It's still ahead of us and still nearly full: if you had looked out of the conning tower or used the periscope you would have seen it.
"To Mars via The Moon" by Mark Wicks
The conning-tower and periscope are placed on the upper deck, as shown.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
From the conning-tower above Ran-los called excitedly.
"The Great Dome on Mercury" by Arthur Leo Zagat
One blew the commander off the conning-tower and another rent a gaping hole in the vessel's hull.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
A heavy fog was clearing from the sea, when from out of the mist rose the black hull and conning tower of the Cochrane.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
Ignoring Larry now, Von Ullrich staggered to the conning-tower hatch.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

She came from the South with a bone in her mouth,
Her shot sang over the sea,
And straight for the pirate's conning tower
It sped like a hiving bee,
It struck — it smashed it like a shell —
That down like a stone went she.
"The Ballad Of The Dinkinbar" by Cicely Fox Smith

In science:

The GMT extrapolates the muon tracks back to the calorimeter trigger towers and the vertex and appends the corresponding isolation and minimum ionizing bits (ISO and MIP) to the track data indicating isolation or conflrmation of the muon by the calorimeter.
The CMS High Level Trigger
True, these observers did find a ∆ν /ν = −∆ϕ/c2 = gh/c2 fractional frequency difference between 57Fe gammas emitted at the top and received at the bottom of a tower of height, h, and this result did more precisely confirm the magnitude of the Einstein redshift.
The Genuine Cosmic Rosetta
The project is studying tower structures and their configuration to maximize performances.
Rapporteur Summary of Sessions HE 2.2-2.4 and OG 2.5-2.7
In order to derive the instanton contribution to τ of the 5D theory we simply need to sum over the contributions to τSW of all the instanton configurations in each tower.
Exact Results in 5D from Instantons and Deconstruction
In other words, the full gauge invariance of the 5D theory is recovered only after all the semiclassical configurations in each instanton tower are taken into account.
Exact Results in 5D from Instantons and Deconstruction
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