Definitions for cockpitˈkɒkˌpɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word cockpit

Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a usu. enclosed space in the forward fuselage of an airplane containing the flying controls, instrument panel, and seats for the pilot and copilot or crew.

    Category: Aeronautics

  2. a sunken open area in the aft of a small vessel, containing the steering wheel.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. the space, including the seat and instrumentation, surrounding the driver of a racing car or sports car.

    Category: Automotive

  4. a pit or enclosed place for cockfights.

  5. a place noted as the site of many battles.

  6. (formerly) a space below the water line in a warship, occupied by the quarters of the junior officers and used as a dressing station for the wounded.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of 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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cockpit(noun)ˈkɒkˌpɪt

    the seating area for an airplane pilot


  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.

Translations for cockpit

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a compartment in which the pilot of an aeroplane, driver of a racing-car etc sits

He climbed into the cockpit and drove off.

Get even more translations for cockpit »


Find a translation for the cockpit definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these cockpit definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"cockpit." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for cockpit?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for cockpit: