- (now chiefly historical) A pit or other enclosure for cockfighting. [from 16th c.]
- (figurative) A site of conflict; a battlefield. [from 16th c.]
- (Jamaican) A valley surrounded by steep forested slopes. [from 17th c.]
- (nautical, now historical) The area set aside for junior officers including the ship’s surgeon on a man-of-war, where the wounded were treated; the sickbay. [from 17th c.]
- (nautical) A well, usually near the stern, where the helm is located. [from 18th c.]
- The driver’s compartment in a racing car (or, by extension, in a sports car or other automobile). [from 20th c.]
- The compartment in an aircraft in which the pilot sits and from where the craft is controlled; an analogous area in a spacecraft. [from 20th c.]
- (figurative) An area from where something is controlled or managed; a centre of control. [from 20th c.]
- (control area of an airplane): flight deck, office
- I obſerv’d a Place where there had been a Fire made, and a Circle dug in the Earth, like a Cockpit, where it is ſuppoſed the Savage Wretches had ſat down to their inhumane Feaſtings upon the Bodies of their Fellow-Creatures.
- India became the cockpit in which it was shown that trade was war carried on under another name.
- […] ſo that her thighs duly diſclod’d, and elevated, laid open all the outward proſpect of the treaſury of love: the roſe-lipt ouverture preſenting the cock-pit ſo fair, that it was not in nature even for a natural to miſs it: […]
- The grand object of a Maroon chief in war was to take a ſtation in ſome glen, or, as it is called in the Weſt Indies, Cockpit, encloſed by rocks and mountains nearly perpendicular, and to which the only practicable entrance is by a very narrow defile.
- Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines / Remove all the wheel blocks, there’s no time to waste
- A panel under the windscreen of a motor car or aircraft, containing indicator dials, compartments, and sometimes controls.
- (historical) An upturned screen of wood or leather placed on the front of a horse-drawn carriage, sleigh or other vehicle that protected the driver from mud, debris, water and snow thrown up by the horse’s hooves.
- (graphical user interface, video games) A graphical user interface in the form of or resembling a motor car dashboard.
- (nautical) The float of a paddle wheel.
- Log in to the dashboard to change your account settings.
- To organize in a dashboard format.
- Dashboarding your work can enhance productivity.