Definition of cabin
1a (1) : a private room on a ship or boat (2) : a compartment below deck on a boat used for living accommodationsb : the passenger or cargo compartment of a vehicle (such as an airplane or automobile)c : the crew compartment of an exploratory vehicle (such as a spacecraft)
2 : a small one-story dwelling usually of simple construction
3 chiefly British : cab 3
Examples of cabin in a Sentence
a cabin in the woods
Don't unbuckle your seat belt until the flight attendant says it is safe to move around the cabin.
Recent Examples of cabin from the Web
Sailors had to bend back the door of his cabin to free him and get him inside the ship, the U.S. Naval Institute News reported.
Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, Michael Ian Black, and many, many more make their dramatic return to their cabins and hijinks.
The club seems to be evolving into a year-round club, which is great for members who have cabin fever.
In a period of seconds, a 29,000-ton cargo ship loaded with containers plowed into its right side, crushing a large section of the destroyer’s main structure, including the captain’s cabin and sleeping quarters for 116 sailors below the...
Its response was that the cabin manager had no authority to offer compensation.
But the difference between a can of oily fish and a coach cabin of sweaty airline passengers is getting smaller.
The hole in the wall where the police had set off explosives, proving that my sanctuary was nothing more than a cabin of straws and sticks?
The Boeing 737 MAX planes, which American will begin using this fall, will have a seat pitch of 30 inches in all main cabin rows instead of the planned 29 inches.
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Origin and Etymology of cabin
Middle English cabane, from Medieval French, from Old Occitan cabana hut, from Medieval Latin capanna
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of cabin
CABIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cabin for English Language Learners
: 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
CABIN Defined for Kids
Definition of cabin for Students
1 : a small simple dwelling usually having only one story a log cabin
2 : a private room on a ship
3 : a place below deck on a small boat for passengers or crew
4 : a part of an airplane for cargo, crew, or passengers
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