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Definition of Cockpit


  1. A pit, or inclosed area, for cockfights.
  2. The Privy Council room at Westminster; -- so called because built on the site of the cockpit of Whitehall palace.
  3. That part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement.
  4. In yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the cabin.
  5. In some aeroplanes and flying machines, an inclosure for the pilot or a passenger.

Cockpit Quotations

I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.
Chuck Yeager

I then realized my appearance was a bit odd. My right leg was no longer with me. It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as I tried to leave my Spitfire.
Douglas Bader

I should imagine that the conditions in the cockpit are totally unimaginable.
Murray Walker

Formula one is very one-dimensional in terms of what we do in the cockpit.
Mark Webber

Many pilots of the time were the opinion that a fighter pilot in a closed cockpit was an impossible thing, because you should smell the enemy. You could smell them because of the oil they were burning.
Adolf Galland
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Cockpit Translations

cockpit in German is Kanzel
cockpit in Spanish is cabina del piloto
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