Cock"pit`(kk"pt), 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.
(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.
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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