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Definition of "cabin" []

  • A small, roughly built house; a cottage. (noun)
  • Nautical A room in a ship used as living quarters by an officer or passenger. (noun)
  • Nautical An enclosed compartment in a boat that serves as a shelter or as living quarters. (noun)
  • The enclosed space in an aircraft or spacecraft for the crew, passengers, or cargo. (noun)
  • To confine or live in or as if in a small space or area. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cabin" in a sentence
  • "Our California mountain cabin is near the village stables and, to this day, the only time Ninotchka springs into action is at the sight of a horse, any horse."
  • "Just outside this cabin is a man probably dying from starvation."
  • "Topped by a broad shingled asphalt roof and constructed from recovered timbers, the cabin is anchored by a Rumford fireplace that makes use of local stone."