noun cab·in \ˈka-bən\

: a small, simple house made of wood

: a room that you can sleep in on a ship or boat

: the part of an airplane in which the passengers sit

Full Definition of CABIN

a (1) :  a private room on a ship or boat (2) :  a compartment below deck on a boat used for living accommodations
b :  the passenger or cargo compartment of a vehicle (as an airplane or automobile)
c :  the crew compartment of an exploratory vehicle (as a spacecraft)
:  a small one-story dwelling usually of simple construction
chiefly British :  cab 3

Examples of CABIN

  1. a cabin in the woods
  2. Don't unbuckle your seat belt until the flight attendant says it is safe to move around the cabin.

Origin of CABIN

Middle English cabane, from Middle French, from Old Occitan cabana hut, from Medieval Latin capanna
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to CABIN

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

Rhymes with CABIN



Definition of CABIN

intransitive verb
:  to live in or as if in a cabin
transitive verb
:  confine, restrain <significantly cabins the discretion of administrators — A. M. Dershowitz>

First Known Use of CABIN

CABIN Defined for Kids


noun cab·in \ˈka-bən\

Definition of CABIN for Kids

:  a small simple dwelling usually having only one story <a log cabin>
:  a private room on a ship
:  a place below deck on a small boat for passengers or crew
:  a part of an airplane for cargo, crew, or passengers
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