cockpit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cock +‎ pit. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

cockpit (plural cockpits)

  1. The space for those in control of a nautical, aeronautical, or astronautical vessel.
    • 1984, Steve Harris, "Aces High", Iron Maiden, Powerslave.
      Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines / Remove all the wheelblocks there's no time to waste
  2. (obsolete, nautical) The compartment set aside for the care of wounded during naval engagements; the sickbay.
  3. (nautical) A well, usually near the stern, where the helm is located.
  4. An enclosure for cockfights.
  5. (Jamaica) A valley surrounded by steep slopes.[1]
    • 1803, Robert Charles Dallas, The History of the Maroons, London: Longman and Rees, Volume 1, Letter 2, p. 39,[2]
      The grand object of a Maroon chief in war was to take a station in some glen, or, as it is called in the West Indies, Cockpit, enclosed by rocks and mountains nearly perpendicular, and to which the only practicable entrance is by a very narrow defile.

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  1. ^ G. Cassidy and R. B. Le Page, Dictionary of Jamaican English, University of West Indies Press, 2nd edition, 2002, p. 111.[1]

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cockpit.

Noun[edit]

cockpit m (plural cockpits)

  1. cockpit

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cockpit.

Noun[edit]

cockpit m (definite singular cockpiten, indefinite plural cockpiter, definite plural cockpitene)

  1. (aviation, nautical) a cockpit (of an aircraft or boat)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cockpit.

Noun[edit]

cockpit m (definite singular cockpiten, indefinite plural cockpitar, definite plural cockpitane)

  1. (aviation, nautical) a cockpit (of an aircraft or boat)

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