Definition for COCK'PIT


  1. A pit or area, where the game cocks fight. – Shak.
  2. In ships of war, a room or apartment, in which the wounded men are dressed; situated near the after hatch-way, under the lower gun-deck. The fore-cockpit is a place leading to the magazine passage and the store-room of the boatswain, gunner and carpenter. – Mar. Dict.

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