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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockpit

The word cockpit was originally a sailing term for the ... Cockpit first appeared in the English language in the 1580s, "a pit for fighting ...

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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 ...

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

Aug 24, 2009 ... Dear Word Detective: Where did the word "cockpit" come from? ... a dozen theories about the origins of “cocktail,” most of them absurd, some of ...

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Oct 22, 2005 ... The experts are sure that it does come, as its name might suggest, from a place where cock fights were held. The word is recorded from the ...

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

Dec 14, 2015 ... From this barbaric sport, the term was later applied to a place where a ... of 1903 was not a cockpit within the accepted meaning of the word.

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

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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, ...

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockpit

Define cockpit: a pit or enclosure for cockfights; a place noted for especially bloody, violent, or long-continued conflict; the pit of a theater.

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Apr 23, 2016 ... 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 ...