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

World Wide Words: Cockpit

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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 ...

Aerospaceweb.org | Ask Us - Origins of the Word Cockpit

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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 ...

where did the word "cockpit" originate for the place where a pilot sits ...

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Jun 2, 2007 ... Best Answer: The first known reference to the term "cockpit" comes from the rather barbaric sport of cockfighting and refers to the pit in which the ...

Cockpit | Define Cockpit at Dictionary.com

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Cockpit definition, a space, usually enclosed, in the forward fuselage of an airplane containing the flying controls, instrument panel, ... Examples; Word Origin.

Where Did the Term “CockpitCome From and Where Did the Word ...

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Jun 9, 2010 ... These fights were quick and bloody, and for this reason, the “cockpit” became the designated name of the room on a warship were surgeons ...

Cockpit - Breitling super Constellation

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Welcome to the Super Constellation Cockpit. Where does the name "Cockpit" come from...? "Cockpit ... Text from: www.word-detective.com. So that's the pit ...

Why People on Planes and Ships Use the Word "Mayday" When in ...

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Jan 17, 2014 ... Today I found out why those aboard planes and ships use the word ... The second Mayday call came at 09:28:50 when someone in the cockpit shouted, “ Mayday! ... just shortly after he came up with it, stating the origin as it says above. That said, it does seem coincidental and perhaps he knew of the street ...

Why we say "balls to the wall." - Slate

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Feb 10, 2006 ... Where does the expression "balls to the wall" come from? ... way forward, to the front of the cockpit, or firewall (so-called because it prevents an engine fire from reaching the rest of the plane). ... He is the author of The F-Word.

Origins of Knot and Nautical Mile - Aviation Articles by GlobalAir.com

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Jun 1, 2006 ... As an aside, did you know that the term 'Cockpit' comes from the Royal Navy of the Seventeenth Century? The cockpit was the area where the ...

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Cockpit « The Word Detective

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Aug 24, 2009 ... Cockpit. Up in the air, Junior Birdmen. Dear Word Detective: Where did the word “ cockpitcome from? Was there a petcock or cocktail or ...

Where does the term cockpit come from? - PPRuNe Forums

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Mar 16, 2002 ... His reply, " honey , they don't call it the cockpit for nothing!!!". .. .Anyway, just wondering where the term 'cockpit' comes from? shon7 is offline ...

cockpit - definition of cockpit in English from the Oxford dictionary

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Meaning, pronunciation and example sentences, English to English reference content. ... takes place: most conventional army training takes place on the cockpit of Salisbury Plain ... Origin. Late 16th century (in sense 2): from cock + pit. sense 1 dates from the early 20th ... 1) What does the South African term lighty mean?