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.
Historical Examples

Transcendentalism in New England Octavius Brooks Frothingham
Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
Unicorns James Huneker
The Great Company Beckles Willson
George Eliot’s Life, Vol. I (of 3) George Eliot
Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall Robert S. Hawker
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2) Isabella L. Bird
The Life of Francis Thompson Everard Meynell
Love Romances of the Aristocracy Thornton Hall
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2) Isabella L. Bird

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
(Brit) 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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