cabin


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cabin

1. a room used as an office or living quarters in a ship
2. a covered compartment used for shelter or living quarters in a small boat
3. (in a warship) the compartment or room reserved for the commanding officer
4. Brit another name for signal box
5. 
a. the enclosed part of a light aircraft in which the pilot and passengers sit
b. the part of an airliner in which the passengers are carried
c. the section of an aircraft used for cargo

Cabin

A small, crudely constructed dwelling, which may have a living room with a fireplace, plus one or more small rooms; also a room aboard a vessel.

cabin

A simple one-story cottage or hut, often of relatively crude construction; see center-hall cabin, continental cabin, dog-run cabin, dogtrot cabin, double-pen cabin, log cabin, possum-trot cabin, saddlebag cabin, single-pen cabin, stone cabin, tourist cabin, vertical-log cabin, Virginia cabin.

cabin

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Shaded portion indicates cabin for passengers.
The compartments used for carrying passengers.
References in classic literature ?
Evening was near when P'tit Maitre, black with powder and crimson with blood, had staggered into the cabin of Jacqueline's mother, his pursuers close at his heels.
The deepest sounds of the retiring and invisible column had ceased to be borne on the breeze to the listeners, and the latest straggler had already disappeared in pursuit; but there still remained the signs of another departure, before a log cabin of unusual size and accommodations, in front of which those sentinels paced their rounds, who were known to guard the person of the English general.
The half a dozen cabins scattered along the banks of the North Fork, as if by some overflow of that capricious river, had become augmented during a week of fierce excitement by twenty or thirty others, that were huddled together on the narrow gorge of Devil's Spur, or cast up on its steep sides.
Aye, shipmates, Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship --a berth in the cabin as I have taken it, and was fast asleep.
Sylvain Couttet, keeper of the cabin there, suspected a misfortune, and sent down to the valley for help.
I had tried to get out of that cabin many a time, but I couldn't find no way.
On the 16th, he was parted from us by a storm; I heard since my return, that his ship foundered, and none escaped but one cabin boy.
This cabin was dark; but soon my eyes accustomed themselves to the obscurity, and I perceived the pilot, a strong man, with his hands resting on the spokes of the wheel.
THE cabin in which I found myself was small and rather untidy.
Then she took her little lamp, and went into her cabin, and took off the fur skin, and washed the soot from off her face and hands, so that her beauty shone forth like the sun from behind the clouds.
They spoke glibly of the "after cabin," the "for'rard cabin," "port and starboard" and the "fo'castle.
He constructed his cabin of small logs about six inches in diameter, stopping the chinks with clay which he found at the depth of a few feet beneath the surface soil.