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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 ... Dear Word Detective: Where did the word "cockpit" come from? ... (and not, thank heavens, the “fighting chickens” meaning) that led “cockpit” to ...

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

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

Oct 22, 2005 ... Cockpit. Q From Rick Loiacono, Florida: If I don't find out where the air-force term Cockpit ... 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 ... 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.

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 for the pilot and ...

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.

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.