Meaning of COCKPIT in English

COCKPIT

n. 1 a a compartment for the pilot (or the pilot and crew) of an aircraft or spacecraft. b a similar compartment for the driver in a racing car. c a space for the helmsman in some small yachts. 2 an arena of war or other conflict. 3 a place where cock-fights are held.

[ orig. in sense 3, f. COCK(1) + PIT(1) ]

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