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cockpit

1. the compartment in a small aircraft in which the pilot, crew, and sometimes the passengers sit
2. the driver's compartment in a racing car
3. Nautical
a. an enclosed or recessed area towards the stern of a small vessel from which it is steered
b. (formerly) an apartment in a warship used as quarters for junior officers and as a first-aid station during combat
4. an enclosure used for cockfights

cockpit

[′käk‚pit]
(aerospace engineering)
A space in an aircraft or spacecraft where the pilot sits.
(naval architecture)
A sunken area on the deck of a small vessel, near the stern, from which the craft is steered.

cockpit

cockpit
That portion of a fuselage or nacelle designed to accommodate the pilot and the crew of an airplane and equipped with all the controls and instruments needed for flying the airplane. An observer's cockpit has instruments but no controls.
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We wanted our people to jump into the cock pit and find the same toggle switch in the same spot, regardless of which station they're working at," Eckard said.
Cockfighting was banned in 1848 but the last known cock pit in England, at Gallowgate in Newcastle, closed in 1874 and there are photos of a pit found in the basement of a building in Tynemouth.
Nor do pilots press up against you by the cock pit and send you soaring to hitherto uncharted ecstatic territory (no matter how long you loiter expectantly, pretending to be waiting for the loo).
The 13th century inn, which until 1870, ran a sporting cock pit, was reputed to have been a favourite haunt of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin.
It features an 1809 handbill for cock fighting at the Turk's Head cock pit in the Bigg Market, Newcastle.