con 3 or conn (kŏn) Nautical
tr.v. conned, con·ning, cons or conns
To direct the steering or course of (a vessel).
1. The area or structure on a vessel from which the vessel is conned.
2. The position or authority of the officer conning a vessel.
[From cond, from Middle English conduen, from Old French conduire, from Latin condūcere, to lead together; see CONDUCE.]
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