What does cockpit mean?

Definitions for cockpitˈkɒkˌpɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cockpit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cockpit(noun)

    compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft

  2. cockpit(noun)

    a pit for cockfights

  3. cockpit(noun)

    seat where the driver sits while driving a racing car


  1. Cockpit(n.)

    In airplanes or boats, the space where the pilot or operator sits to control the vehicle. In airplanes it is usually in the front of the fuselage. In larger airplanes it may be closed off from the cabin, where the passengers travel.


  1. cockpit(Noun)

    The space for those in control of a nautical, aeronautical, or astronautical vessel.

  2. cockpit(Noun)

    The compartment set aside for the care of wounded during naval engagements; the sickbay.

  3. cockpit(Noun)

    A well, usually near the stern, where the helm is located.

  4. cockpit(Noun)

    An enclosure for cockfights.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cockpit(noun)

    a pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights

  2. Cockpit(noun)

    the Privy Council room at Westminster; -- so called because built on the site of the cockpit of Whitehall palace

  3. Cockpit(noun)

    that part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement

  4. Cockpit(noun)

    in yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the cabin


  1. Cockpit

    A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft. Most modern cockpits are enclosed, except on some small aircraft. The cockpit of an aircraft contains flight instruments on an instrument panel, and the controls that enable the pilot to fly the aircraft. In most airliners, a door separates the cockpit from the passenger compartment. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, all major airlines fortified the cockpit against access by hijackers.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockpit in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cockpit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Barr:

    The Asian carriers are trying to really expand quickly, when you've got cockpit seats needing to be filled, you're going to fill them.

  2. Jim Hall:

    We've had five to eight incidents like this since Egypt Air, most of those occurred when the pilot was left alone in the cockpit. I think we now need to focus on threats inside the cockpit.

  3. George Morgan:

    The plane sucks that shock wave in there, it just slams that engine shut. If your helmet hit the left cockpit window — bam! — that meant it was the right engine. That was the key. It happened so fast, you really didn't have time to look around.

  4. Juliette Kayyem:

    Since 9/11 when we secured the cockpit door there has been no instance in which a passenger has gotten into the cockpit. We certainly know from the world we live in there are a lot of people who have thought about it but have been deterred by it, so we're just going have to balance these sorts of things.

  5. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr:

    Most airlines around the world follow the same procedures as Lufthansa that in flight phases with low workload, the pilot can leave the cockpit -- especially for physical need -- and then he returns to the cockpit as fast as he can. That's a global thing, most accepted procedure, which we have used at Lufthansa for many, many years.

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