n. A pit, or enclosed area, for cockfights.
- The Privy Council room at Westminster; - so called because built on the site of the cockpit of Whitehall palace.
- (Naut.) (a) That part of a war vessel appropriated to the wounded during an engagement. (b) In yachts and other small vessels, a space lower than the rest of the deck, which affords easy access to the cabin. That part of an airplane or small boat from which the pilot controls flight. The space in which cockfights are held.