cockpit


cock·pit

noun \ˈkäk-ˌpit\

: the area in a boat, airplane, etc., where the pilot or driver sits

Full Definition of COCKPIT

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

First Known Use of COCKPIT

1585

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