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Meaning of COCKPIT

Pronunciation:  'kâk`pit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
  2. [n]  seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car
  3. [n]  an enclosure for cockfights
 

COCKPIT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: aircraft, canopy, capsule, compartment, ejection seat, ejector seat, enclosure, race car, racer, racing car, seat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cock"pit`\ (k[o^]k"p[i^]t), n.
    1. A pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights.
    
             Henry the Eighth had built . . . a cockpit.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    2. The Privy Council room at Westminster; -- so called
       because built on the site of the cockpit of Whitehall
       palace. --Brande & C.
    
    3. (Naut.)
       (a) That part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded
           during an engagement.
       (b) In yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than
           the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the
           cabin.
    
    
  2. \Cock"pit`\, n.
    In some a["e]roplanes and flying machines, an inclosure for
    the pilot or a passenger.
    
    
 
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