Meaning of “cockpit” in the English Dictionary

"cockpit" in English

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cockpitnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒk.pɪt/ us /ˈkɑːk.pɪt/

cockpit noun [ C ] (FIGHT)

an area where a cockfight is held (= an activity, illegal in many countries, in which people watch as two cocks (= adult male chickens) attack each other and bet money on which one will win)

Examples from literature

  • The engine compartment lay between cabin and cockpit and held a six-cylinder engine. 

(Definition of “cockpit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cockpitnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑk·pɪt/

the enclosed space where the pilot sits in an aircraft, or where the driver sits in a racing car

(Definition of “cockpit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)