cockpit definition

  • noun:
    • the room in fuselage of a tiny plane containing chairs for the pilot, copilot, and often people.
    • The space set apart for pilot and staff, such as a helicopter, big airliner, or transportation aircraft.
    • The motorist's storage space in a racing automobile.
    • A pit or enclosed location for cockfights.
    • someplace where lots of battles have been battled.
    • Nautical A compartment in a vintage warship below the water line, utilized as quarters for junior officials and as a station for wounded during a battle.
    • Nautical a place in a little decked vessel toward the stern, below the rest of the deck, that the vessel is steered.
    • the area for those of you in control of a nautical, aeronautical, or astronautical vessel.
    • The compartment set-aside for proper care of wounded during naval engagements; the sickbay.
    • A well, often close to the stern, where helm is located.
    • An enclosure for cockfights.
    • A pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights.
    • The Privy Council room at Westminster; -- so-called because constructed on the website of this seat of Whitehall palace.
    • That section of a war vessel appropriated into the wounded during an engagement.
    • In yachts along with other little vessels, an area below all of those other deck, which affords quick access into the cabin.
    • In airplanes or boats, the area where pilot or operator sits to control the automobile. In airplanes it is usually in the front of the fuselage. In bigger airplanes it might be closed removed from the cabin, where the guests travel.
    • A pit or inclosed destination utilized for cock-fighting.
    • previously, an apartment beneath the lower gun-deck of a ship of war, developing quarters for junior officials, and during a battle specialized in the surgeon and his assistants and clients.
    • a space in Westminster when the English Privy Council hold their particular sittings: so called from its career of this site associated with the former cockpit associated with the palace at Whitehall.
    • The gap or area of a theater.
    • A place which is or has been the scene of many contests or battles: as, an ecclesiastical cockpit; “Belgium, … the cockpit of Europe,”
    • compartment in which the pilot sits while flying the plane
    • seat in which the motorist sits while driving a racing vehicle
    • a pit for cockfights

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