cockpit

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noun cock·pit \ˈkäk-ˌpit\

Definition of cockpit

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

  2. 2 obsolete :  the pit of a theater

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

  4. 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

1585

First Known Use of cockpit

1585



COCKPIT Defined for English Language Learners

cockpit

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noun cock·pit \ˈkäk-ˌpit\

Definition of cockpit for English Language Learners

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


COCKPIT Defined for Kids

cockpit

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noun cock·pit \ˈkäk-ˌpit\

Definition of cockpit for Students

  1. 1 :  an open space in the deck from which a small boat (as a yacht) is steered

  2. 2 :  a space in an airplane for the pilot



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