Meaning of COCKPIT in English

COCKPIT

n.

Pronunciation: ' käk- ˌ pit

Function: noun

Date: 1585

1 a : a pit or enclosure for cockfights b : a place noted for especially bloody, violent, or long-continued conflict

2 obsolete : the pit of a theater

3 : a compartment in a sailing warship used as quarters for junior officers and for treatment of the wounded in an engagement

4 : a space or compartment in a usually small vehicle (as a boat, airplane, or automobile) from which it is steered, piloted, or driven ― see AIRPLANE illustration

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