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

Henry the Eighth had built . . . a cockpit. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. The Privy Council room at Westminster; -- so called because built on the site of the cockpit of Whitehall palace. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

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 cabin. [1913 Webster]

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. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cockpit — einer McDonnell Douglas DC 10 aus den 1970er Jahren mit Flugingenieur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cockpit — [ kɔkpit ] n. m. • 1878; mot angl. ♦ Creux dans le pont d un yacht à voiles. Aviat. Habitacle du pilote. ⇒ cabine. Autom. Le cockpit d une voiture de course. ● cockpit nom masculin (anglais cockpit, de cock, coq, et pit, trou) Emplacement réservé …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cockpit — Sn Raum des Piloten per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. cockpit, einer Zusammensetzung aus ne. cock Hahn und ne. pit Grube . Aus der ursprünglichen Bedeutung Grube für Hahnenkämpfe entwickeln sich im Englischen… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • cockpit — CÓCKPIT s.n. (mar.) Spaţiu neacoperit pe punte, amenajat cu banchete pentru călători sau pentru echipaj. [pl. te, turi, var. cocpit s.n. / < engl. cockpit]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 19.12.2004. Sursa: DN  CÓCKPIT s. n. ( …   Dicționar Român

  • Cockpit — »Kabinenvorraum auf Jachten; vertiefter Sitzraum auf Segelbooten, Plicht; Pilotenkabine in Flugzeugen; Fahrersitz in Rennwagen«: Das Wort wurde im 20. Jh. aus gleichbed. engl. cockpit entlehnt. Dies bedeutet wörtlich »Hahnengrube« (zu engl. cock… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Cockpit — (spr. Kackpitt), die Bühne, worauf die Hahnengefechte (s.d.) in England gehalten werden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • cockpit — 1580s, a pit for fighting cocks, from COCK (Cf. cock) (n.1) + PIT (Cf. pit) (1). Used in nautical sense (1706) for midshipmen s compartment below decks; transferred to airplanes (1914) and to cars (1930s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cockpit — |coquepite| s. m. 1. Compartimento de um avião destinado ao piloto ou aos pilotos. = CABINA 2. Compartimento destinado ao piloto de uma viatura ou embarcação, geralmente de competição. • Sinônimo geral: HABITÁCULO • Plural: cockpits.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • cockpit — m DEFINICIJA v. kokpit …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • cockpit — ► NOUN 1) a compartment for the pilot and crew in an aircraft or spacecraft. 2) the driver s compartment in a racing car. 3) a place where cockfights are held. ORIGIN from COCK(Cf. ↑cock) + PIT(Cf. ↑pitted); sense 1 derives from an 18th century… …   English terms dictionary

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