Cock"pit` (kok"pit), n.


A pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights.

Henry the Eighth had built . . . a cockpit.


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

3. (Naut.)


That part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement.


In yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the cabin.


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Cock"pit` (?), n.

In some aëroplanes and flying machines, an inclosure for the pilot or a passenger.


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