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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockpit  \Cock"pit`\,  n. 
  In  some  a["e]roplanes  and  flying  machines,  an  inclosure  for 
  the  pilot  or  a  passenger. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockpit  \Cock"pit`\  (k[o^]k"p[i^]t),  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.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  3.  (Naut.) 
  a  That  part  of  a  war  vessel  appropriated  to  the  wounded 
  during  an  engagement. 
  b  In  yachts  and  other  small  vessels,  a  space  lower  than 
  the  rest  of  the  deck,  which  affords  easy  access  to  the 
  cabin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cockpit 
  n  1:  where  the  pilot  sits  while  flying  the  aircraft 
  2:  an  enclosure  for  cockfights 
  3:  where  the  driver  sits  while  driving  the  racing  car 




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