- The definition of a cockpit is a place of rooster fighting, or a place where the captain and pilot sits in an airplane.
- An example of a cockpit is a battleground on which many battles were fought between roosters.
- An example of a cockpit is the space from which a plane is controlled.
The cockpit of a commercial airplane.
cockpit definition by Webster's New World
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- an enclosed circular area for cockfights
- a place where there have been many battles
- a sunken space in the deck of a boat, usually toward the stern and for use by the helmsman
- the space in a small airplane for the pilot and, sometimes, passengers, or in a large airplane for the pilot and copilot or crew
- Historical the quarters of junior officers on a sailing warship, used for the treatment of the wounded during a battle
- the driver's seat in a racing car
- Obsolete the pit of a theater
cockpit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The space in the fuselage of a small airplane containing seats for the pilot, copilot, and sometimes passengers.b. The space set apart for the pilot and crew, as in a helicopter, large airliner, or transport aircraft.
- The driver's compartment in a racing car.
- A pit or enclosed area for cockfights.
- A place where many battles have been fought.
- Nautical a. A compartment in an old warship below the water line, used as quarters for junior officers and as a station for the wounded during a battle.b. An area in a small decked vessel toward the stern, lower than the rest of the deck, from which the vessel is steered.