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cockpit (ˈkɒkˌpɪt Pronunciation for cockpit



  1. the compartment in a small aircraft in which the pilot, crew, and sometimes the passengers sit Compare flight deck (sense 1)
  2. the driver's compartment in a racing car
  3. (nautical)
    1. an enclosed or recessed area towards the stern of a small vessel from which it is steered
    2. (formerly) an apartment in a warship used as quarters for junior officers and as a first-aid station during combat
  4. the site of numerous battles or campaigns
  5. an enclosure used for cockfights

Translations for 'cockpit'

  • British English: cockpitPronunciation for cockpit The cockpit in a small plane or racing car is the part where the pilot or driver sits.ˈkɒkˌpɪt NOUN
  • Arabic: غُرْفَةُ القِيَادَةPronunciation for غُرْفَةُ القِيَادَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cabina do pilotoPronunciation for cabina do piloto
  • Chinese: 驾驶舱Pronunciation for 驾驶舱
  • Croatian: pilotska kabinaPronunciation for pilotska kabina
  • Czech: kokpitPronunciation for kokpit
  • Danish: cockpitPronunciation for cockpit
  • Dutch: cockpitPronunciation for cockpit
  • European Spanish: cabinaPronunciation for cabina
  • Finnish: lentokoneen ohjaamoPronunciation for lentokoneen ohjaamo
  • French: cockpitPronunciation for cockpit
  • German: CockpitPronunciation for Cockpit Cockpits
  • Greek: πιλοτήριοPronunciation for πιλοτήριο
  • Italian: cabina di pilotaggioPronunciation for cabina di pilotaggio
  • Japanese: コックピットPronunciation for コックピット
  • Korean: 조종실Pronunciation for 조종실
  • Norwegian: cockpitPronunciation for cockpit
  • Polish: kabina pilotaPronunciation for kabina pilota
  • Portuguese: cabina do pilotoPronunciation for cabina do piloto
  • Romanian: carlingă carlingi
  • Russian: кабинаPronunciation for кабина
  • Spanish: cabinaPronunciation for cabina
  • Swedish: cockpitPronunciation for cockpit
  • Thai: ที่นั่งคนขับเครื่องบินหรือรถแข่งPronunciation for ที่นั่งคนขับเครื่องบินหรือรถแข่ง
  • Turkish: kokpitPronunciation for kokpit
  • Ukrainian: кабіна пілота
  • Vietnamese: buồng lái máy bayPronunciation for buồng lái máy bay

Example Sentences Including 'cockpit'

A flight from the New Chitose Airport in northern Japan was recently cancelled because of a bee in the cockpit.
New Scientist (1998)
Already off balance, she catapulted over the rail, landing heavily in the cockpit.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
He found her in the cockpit , talking to Didi in French.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
He only knew he was off course because the cockpit instruments were so sensitive.
O'Connor, Joseph & Seymour, John Training with N.L.P.
In February, in the cockpit of the Commons, I gazed down on him sidestepping calls to support London's congestion charge.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
Last year's top rookie, who was running third at the time, was suddenly surrounded by fire in the cockpit of his Penske Dodge.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Last year, two BA cockpit crew members resigned over an alleged breach of alcohol regulations.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
Mission Control sent a notice to a cockpit electronic screen about the temperature readings.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
Nine hours in the cockpit is a long time, even for a man of Gunther's stamina.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant


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