English translation: wheelhouse

Norwegian term or phrase:styrbua
English translation:wheelhouse
Entered by: Richard Green

06:18 May 10, 2015
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping
Norwegian term or phrase: styrbua
Have come across this in a description of roles on board a trawler:

"De sitter riktignok i styrbua, men i likhet med Steinar, Tom og Bjørn er de simpelthen fiskere."

Is it something like "bridge"?

Thanks in advance!
Richard Green
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:15
Part of the bridge. See second paragraph:
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Hallvard Viken
Local time: 01:15
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3 +2Wheelhouse
Hallvard Viken



14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2

Part of the bridge. See second paragraph:

Hallvard Viken
Local time: 01:15
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian, Native in Norwegian (Bokmal)Norwegian (Bokmal)
PRO pts in category: 4
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Asker: Tack Hallvard!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Leif Henriksen: "Styrbua" is a dialectical form of the more proper '"styrehuset". However, on a modern trawler, I would consider using "bridge" instead.
1 hr

agree  Michael Ellis: I would say 'wheelhouse' fits the informal, dialect register of 'styrbua' better than 'bridge'.
1 day 3 hrs
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