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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 ...

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

Aug 24, 2009 ... It was this “place where the important things are done” sense (and not, thank heavens, the “fighting chickens” meaning) that led “cockpit” to be ...

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Feb 3, 2002 ... Origins of the Word Cockpit. Do you know why the pilot's area in a plane is called the cockpit? - question from Sandra. An intriguing question ...

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Oct 22, 2005 ... ... Rick Loiacono, Florida: If I don't find out where the air-force term Cockpit came from, I'm ... Its origin is exotic and disquieting to modern minds.

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You're correct, it was originally a pit where cockerels fought. The Oxford English Dictionary says: a. A pit or enclosed area in which game-cocks are ...

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Jun 8, 2006 ... Cockpit seems a rather strange choice to denote the pilot's compartment on an airplane, but once the semantic history of the word is known, ...

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The earliest airplanes copied the designs of the 1903 Wright Flyer, on which the pilot lay on the ... The etymology of the word gives a literal meaning of "boat servant" since it comes from cock, a cockboat or other small vessel kept aboard a ship, ...

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockpit

Define cockpit: the area in a boat, airplane, etc., where the pilot or driver sits. ... Phrases related to COCKPIT. Related Phrases. cockpit voice recorder. COCKPIT  ...

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Look up cockpit at Dictionary.com: 1580s, "a pit for fighting cocks," from cock (n.1) + pit (n.1). Used in nautical sense (1706) for midshipmen's compartment below ...

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Cockpit definition, a space, usually enclosed, in the forward fuselage of an airplane containing the flying controls, ... Word Origin and History for cockpit. Expand.