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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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Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored the Saracini Aviation Act, introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA), that would require all commercial aircraft to install a barrier outside the cockpit door to prevent access to the flight deck.
Guerrero Theater of the University of the Philippines, which also staged plays in cockpits.
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The Associated Press reported that the hijacker burst into the cockpit and claimed to have an accomplice in the cabin, driving initial fears that the hijacking was part of a broader plot.
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We believe the flexible, cost effective VCOP system will help the Army deploy and maintain the most advanced helicopter cockpits available while offering substantial savings compared to the cost of upgrading all the instruments, software and supporting elements in an existing helicopter's avionics suite.
Mineta's reasoning parallels that of the airline industry, but is counter to pilots' demand that they be allowed to have firearms in the cockpits.
Japanese airlines are finding it difficult to implement new safety standards to bolster the security of airplane cockpits in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States, airline officials said Monday.
IN-SEQUENCE COCKPITS RATHER THAN JUST INSTRUMENT PANELS.
Particular cockpits could feature any of these size displays as needed for the intended application.
The LaBarge-built wiring harnesses will be installed in cockpits of the UH-60M and HH-60L Medevac models of the BLACK HAWK.