What does the word cockpit mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Gilbert Parker
  2. They were, of course, in the cockpit or in the cabin. – The Corner House Girls on Palm Island by 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 by Joseph E. Morris