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.
(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.
- un·cab·ined, adjective
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How to use cabin in a sentence
Cold weather increases electric energy consumption, as the car runs the cabin heat, defrosters, seat heaters, and lights.Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is an important leap into the future | Dan Carney | February 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
You may not be invited to your coworker’s cabin again, but you’ll be a better guest—and a more reliable friend—in the future.
She had read about the way air molecules circulate inside a plane cabin, bouncing from one stranger to the next.900,000 infected. Nearly 15,000 dead. How the coronavirus tore through D.C., Maryland and Virginia. | Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo, John D. Harden | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Over the holidays, while my wife and I were hiking around our cabin in northern Montana, just outside Glacier National Park, temperatures ranged from the low teens to the mid-forties.The Kora Xenolith Is My Secret Weapon Against the Cold | Wes Siler | February 2, 2021 | Outside Online
This means you get as much outside air as possible to mix with the air inside the cabin and then flush it out.How to reduce the risk of covid-19 airborne transmission inside a car | | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
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 same cabin, the business class has flat beds with a 70-inch pitch.
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 | Rich Goldstein | November 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And what of the six passengers in the cabin behind the crew?
The latter trod on the toes of the former, whereupon the former threatened to "kick out of the cabin" the latter.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Dinner was spread in the cabin of that peerless steamer, the New World, and a splendid company were assembled about the table.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
But he was so surprisingly dexterous with his lips, and feet too, when he was in his cabin that I suppose I put them down to that.Uncanny Tales | Various
I pulled the saddle off my horse, slapped it down on the dirt floor, and went stalking up to the long cabin.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
They slept at a miserable cabin in one of the clearings, and at early dawn pushed on, reaching the Cahuilla village before noon.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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