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Definition of "cockpit" []

  • The space in the fuselage of a small airplane containing seats for the pilot, copilot, and sometimes passengers. (noun)
  • The space set apart for the pilot and crew, as in a helicopter, large airliner, or transport aircraft. (noun)
  • The driver's compartment in a racing car. (noun)
  • A pit or enclosed area for cockfights. (noun)
  • A place where many battles have been fought. (noun)

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 "cockpit" in a sentence
  • "The lanky pilot sitting dazed in the cockpit is a gentleman named"
  • "Behind the cockpit is a load area for transporting stuff in the same way that a pick-up truck might be used."
  • "The committee also recommended using federal loan guarantees or other financial incentives to help airlines with long-term cockpit upgrades."