Definitions for: Cockpit

[n] compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
[n] seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car
[n] an enclosure for cockfights

Webster (1913) Definition: Cock"pit` (k[o^]k"p[i^]t), n.
1. A pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights.

Henry the Eighth had built . . . a cockpit.

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

Cock"pit`, n.
In some a["e]roplanes and flying machines, an inclosure for
the pilot or a passenger.

See Also: aircraft, canopy, capsule, compartment, ejection seat, ejector seat, enclosure, race car, racer, racing car, seat

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