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cockpit


cock·pit  (kkpt)
n.
1.
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.
2. The drivers compartment in a racing car.
3. A pit or enclosed area for cockfights.
4. A place where many battles have been fought.
5. 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.


cockpit  /kkpt/  n. 1 the front area of an airplane where the pilot sits and flies it: The pilot climbed into the cockpit. 2 a sunken area for cockfighting cockpit

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