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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.
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The bayou curved like a crescent around the point of land on which La Folle's cabin stood.
There was no water in the bared and burning bars of the river to reflect the vertical sun, but under its direct rays one or two tinned roofs and corrugated zinc cabins struck fire, a few canvas tents became dazzling to the eye, and the white wooded corral of the stage office and hotel insupportable.
This last was a sharp-looking man who seemed angry with everything on board and was soon to tell us why, for we had hardly got down into the cabin when a sailor followed us.
A sea of fire lay before them in the darkness of the night, licking up the cabins and the bivouacs; cries of despair, howls, and imprecations reached their ears; they saw against the flames thousands of human beings with agonized or furious faces.
The latter, generally French creoles, live comfortably in cabins and log-huts, well sheltered from the inclemencies of the seasons.
Each of our cabins had its own looking-glass screwed to the bulkhead, and what he wanted with more of them we never could fathom.
When the people were dispersing, the clouds that had been gathering all the morning were dense and dirty, and before half of the curious congregation had reached their different cabins, that were placed in every glen and hollow of the mountains, or perched on the summits of the hills themselves, the rain was falling in torrents.
A ridge of volcanic mountains extends through the centre, rising into lofty peaks, and skirted by undulating hills and rich plains, where the cabins of the natives peep out from beneath groves of cocoanut and other luxuriant trees.
It was capitulation; but the Combine that had shivered beneath his knife gave him all the honours of war: Gunsberg himself, full of condolences, came to the steamer and filled the Chapins' suite of cabins with overwhelming flower-works.
The bitterest thought of all was that there were folks asleep in dry, upholstered cabins who would never learn that they had massacred a boat before breakfast.
As we were almost constantly on a wind, and the breeze was not a little stiff, the ship heeled to leeward very considerably; and whenever her starboard side was to leeward, the sliding door between the cabins slid open, and so remained, nobody taking the trouble to get up and shut it.
As the trooper speaks, he conducts them to the other end of the gallery and opens one of the little cabins.