cockpit

Part of speech: noun

A pit for cock fighting.

Part of speech: noun

An apartment for the wounded in a warship.

Part of speech: noun

In small yachts, the space inside the coaming, lower than the deck.

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Usage examples "cockpit":

  1. He had gone down into the basements of human life and there made a cockpit for his animal rage, till, in the contest, brain and intellect had been saturated by the fumes and sweat of fleshly fury. - "Northern Lights", Gilbert Parker.
  2. They were, of course, in the cockpit or in the cabin. - "The Corner House Girls on Palm Island", Grace Brooks Hill Thelma Gooch.
  3. The unhappy " cockpit" of the Continent at the actual hour is again in process of accomplishing its frightful destiny- no treaty, or " scrap of paper," is potent to preserve this last, and weakest, of all the nations of Western Europe from drinking to the dregs the cup of ruin and desolation. - "Beautiful Europe - Belgium", Joseph E. Morris.