Definition of Cockpit

1. Noun. Compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft.

Group relationships: Aircraft
Terms within: Canopy, Capsule, Ejection Seat, Ejector Seat
Generic synonyms: Compartment

2. Noun. A pit for cockfights.
Generic synonyms: Pit

3. Noun. Seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car.
Category relationships: Auto Racing, Car Racing
Group relationships: Race Car, Racer, Racing Car
Generic synonyms: Seat

Definition of Cockpit

1. n. A pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights.

2. n. In some aëroplanes and flying machines, an inclosure for the pilot or a passenger.

Definition of Cockpit

1. Noun. The space for those in control of a nautical, aeronautical, or astronautical vessel. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete nautical) The compartment set aside for the care of wounded during naval engagements; the sickbay. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A well, usually near the stern, where the helm is located. ¹

4. Noun. An enclosure for cockfights. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cockpit

1. a pilot's compartment in certain airplanes [n -S]

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cockpit (current term)
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Literary usage of Cockpit

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1. Shakespearean Playhouses: A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings by Joseph Quincy Adams (1917)
"... OR cockpit IN DRURY LANE THE private playhouse opened in Drury Lane * in 1617 seems to have been officially named "The Phoenix"; but to the players and ..."

2. Bulletin (1899)
"The cockpit Country. — The origin of the ragged summit topography of the White Limestone Plateau, and the evolution of the numerous interior basin valleys ..."

3. Old Time Aldwych, Kingsway, and Neighbourhood by John Ashton (1903)
"actors Dowries says, after giving a list of the plays acted at the cockpit : " Mr. Betterton, being then about 2 2 years old, was highly applauded for his ..."

4. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"The scenes of the more healthy and humane amusements of tennis and bowling have left no trace behind them, but we can track the cockpit through all its ..."

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