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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockpit

A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft or spacecraft, from which ... The word cockpit was originally a sailing term for the coxswain's station in a Royal Navy ship, and later the location of the ship's rudder controls.

www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-coc5.htm

Oct 22, 2005 ... Its origin is exotic and disquieting to modern minds. ... another Lord, talking of getting another place at the Cockpit, and they did believe it would ...

www.word-detective.com/2009/08/cockpit

Aug 24, 2009 ... Up in the air, Junior Birdmen. Dear Word Detective: Where did the word "cockpit" come from? Was there a petcock or cocktail or peacock ...

www.aerospaceweb.org/question/history/q0064.shtml

Feb 3, 2002 ... ... of word origin tools, we're still not entirely sure what the answer is. The first known reference to the term "cockpit" comes from the rather ... An entire London theater even became known as The Cockpit in 1635, as did the ...

english.stackexchange.com/questions/293950/what-is-the-etymology-of-the-term-cockpit

If it is, how did the word evolve from having its original cockfighting .... that the origin of 'cockpit' as part of aviation terminology is uncertain.

www.quora.com/Why-is-a-cockpit-called-a-cockpit

First known reference for usage of the term "cockpit" comes from the sport of cockfighting since the fights usually occurs in the pit. Later as the days passed, this ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/cockpit

Cockpit definition, a space, usually enclosed, in the forward fuselage of an airplane containing the flying controls, instrument panel, and seats ... Origin of cockpit

www.thevintagenews.com/2017/05/16/reason-cockpits-called-cockpits

May 16, 2017 ... The first "cockpits" were actual pits dug into the ground and built to hold ... Many experts are convinced that the term does come from a place ...

www.airlinepilotforums.com/archive/index.php/t-35614.html

Is "cockpit" seen as sexist and not PC? and if so, when did this change in ... of word origin tools, we're still not entirely sure what the answer is.

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Aug 29, 2010 ... Shortly thereafter, the word naturally attained a connotation as being related ... probably originated in ancient China and remains distressingly ...