Meaning of COCKPIT in English

COCKPIT

noun a pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights.

2. cockpit ·noun that part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement.

3. cockpit ·add. ·noun in some aeroplanes and flying machines, an inclosure for the pilot or a passenger.

4. cockpit ·noun the privy council room at westminster;

— so called because built on the site of the cockpit of whitehall palace.

5. cockpit ·noun in yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the cabin.

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