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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 ...

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 ...

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

Feb 3, 2002 ... And although we've conducted some pretty thorough research using a variety of word origin tools, we're still not entirely sure what the answer ...

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

Oct 22, 2005 ... A When you stop and think about it, the term for the pilot's cabin on an aircraft — and ... Its origin is exotic and disquieting to modern minds.

www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-14764,00.html

I found the following at word-detective.com (very interesting, by the way): The first ... conducted for gambling purposes, probably originated in ancient China and ...

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

Dec 14, 2015 ... In the sailing world 'cockpit' is specified as a depression in the deck for the ... Another meaning comes from the bloody sport of cock fighting.

www.wordorigins.org/index.php/cockpit

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.thefreedictionary.com/cockpit

Define cockpit. cockpit synonyms, cockpit pronunciation, cockpit translation, English dictionary definition of cockpit. n. 1. a. The space in the fuselage of a small ...

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

The earliest airplanes copied the designs of the 1903 Wright Flyer, on which the pilot lay on the ... [1]. This was applied in aviation industry at first in 1914 during WWI to denote the pilot's section in an aircraft. Footnotes. [1] Ask Us - Origins of the Word Cockpit.