Cabins



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.
Contemporary Examples

Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room Clive Irving November 24, 2014
Last Hope for Costa Concordia’s Missing as Ship Tanks Risk Bursting Barbie Latza Nadeau January 19, 2012
My Gaza Flotilla Diary Henning Mankell June 3, 2010
Cruise Ship Sinking: Couple Rescued From Costa Concordia Barbie Latza Nadeau January 14, 2012
Cruise Ships: They’re Just Floating Bathrooms Brian David Bruns February 12, 2013

Historical Examples

A New Guide for Emigrants to the West J. M. Peck
Up the River Oliver Optic
The Dreadnought of the Air Percy F. Westerman
Daniel Boone Katharine E. Wilkie
Alaska Ella Higginson

noun
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

verb
to confine in a small space
n.

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