- a small house or cottage, usually of simple design and construction: He was born in a cabin built of rough logs.
- an enclosed space for more or less temporary occupancy, as the living quarters in a trailer or the passenger space in a cable car.
- the enclosed space for the pilot, cargo, or especially passengers in an air or space vehicle.
- an apartment or room in a ship, as for passengers.
- cabin class.
- (in a naval vessel) living accommodations for officers.
- in cabin-class accommodations or by cabin-class conveyance: to travel cabin.
- to live in a cabin: They cabin in the woods on holidays.
- to confine; enclose tightly; cramp.
Origin of cabin
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Examples from the Web for cabin
Looking through photographs from the early days of U.S. airlines, I found a shot of the cabin of the Boeing 247, circa 1934.
They wanted Jet Blue to squeeze more passengers into the cabin.
In the special, Workman plays the old man who, as a cabin boy, watched the pirates bury their treasure.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons
November 5, 2014
And what of the six passengers in the cabin behind the crew?Can Anyone Make Space Safe for Civilians?
November 4, 2014
That would explain why we do not see any cabin, although it could be out there, and just not filmed.Clues From SpaceShipTwo’s Wreckage: Did the Crew Compartment Fail?
November 2, 2014
I wonder you got the nerve to sit there now with maybe ten men trailin' you to this cabin.
When we get to the circle of 'em, because they're all round the cabin, we'll drive at 'em together.
There was silence in the cabin for some minutes after his going forth.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
Andrew thanked him and went into the cabin to arrange for lights.
From this position he commanded with his rifle the sweep of hillside all around the cabin.
- a small simple dwelling; hut
- a simple house providing accommodation for travellers or holiday-makers at a motel or holiday camp
- a room used as an office or living quarters in a ship
- a covered compartment used for shelter or living quarters in a small boat
- (in a warship) the compartment or room reserved for the commanding officer
- British another name for signal box
- the enclosed part of a light aircraft in which the pilot and passengers sit
- the part of an airliner in which the passengers are carried
- the section of an aircraft used for cargo
- to confine in a small space
Word Origin and History for cabin
mid-14c., from Old French cabane "hut, cabin," from Old Provençal cabana, from Late Latin capanna "hut" (source of Spanish cabana, Italian capanna), of doubtful origin. French cabine (18c.), Italian cabino are English loan-words. Meaning "room or partition of a vessel" is from late 14c. Cabin fever first recorded by 1918 in the "need to get out and about" sense; earlier (1820s) it was a term for typhus.