Cockpit definition

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The driver's compartment in a racing car.
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A pit or enclosed area for cockfights.
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An enclosed circular area for cockfights.
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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.

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A place where many battles have been fought.
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The space in the fuselage of a small airplane containing seats for the pilot, copilot, and sometimes passengers.
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The space set apart for the pilot and crew, as in a helicopter, large airliner, or transport aircraft.
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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.
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An area in a small decked vessel toward the stern, lower than the rest of the deck, from which the vessel is steered.
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A place where there have been many battles.
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A sunken space in the deck of a boat, usually toward the stern and for use by the helmsman.
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The space in a small airplane for the pilot and, sometimes, passengers, or in a large airplane for the pilot and copilot or crew.
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The driver's seat in a racing car.
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(historical) The quarters of junior officers on a sailing warship, used for the treatment of the wounded during a battle.
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(obs.) The pit of a theater.
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The space for those in control of a nautical, aeronautical, or astronautical vessel.
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(nautical) A well, usually near the stern, where the helm is located.
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An enclosure for cockfights.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cockpit
Plural:
cockpits

Origin of cockpit