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


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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


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.