Cockpit

Definition of Cockpit

Cock´pit`   Pronunciation: kǒk´pĭt
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.
3.(Naut.) That part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement.
4.In airplanes or boats, the space where the pilot or operator sits to control the vehicle. In airplanes it is usually in the front of the fuselage. In larger airplanes it may be closed off from the cabin, where the passengers travel.

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