Cab"in (?), n. [OF. caban, fr. W. caban booth, cabin, dim. of cab cot, tent; or fr. F. cabane, cabine, LL. cabanna, perh. from the Celtic.]

1.

A cottage or small house; a hut.

Swift.

A hunting cabin in the west. E. Everett.

2.

A small room; an inclosed place.

So long in secret cabin there he held Her captive. Spenser.

3.

A room in ship for officers or passengers.

Cabin boy, a boy whose duty is wait on the officers and passengers in the cabin of a ship.

 

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Cab"in v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cabined (-?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cabining.]

To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge.

I'll make you . . . cabin in a cave. Shak.

 

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Cab"in, v. t.

To confine in, or as in, a cabin.

I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in To saucy doubts and fears. Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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