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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

Clues From SpaceShipTwo’s Wreckage: Did the Crew Compartment Fail? Clive Irving November 1, 2014
Log Cabin Republicans Respond to Andrew Sullivan David Frum December 30, 2012
Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room Clive Irving November 24, 2014
The Black Widow of Silicon Valley Michael Daly July 13, 2014
Can Anyone Make Space Safe for Civilians? Clive Irving November 3, 2014

Historical Examples

Frank in the Woods Harry Castlemon
Way of the Lawless Max Brand
The Hallowell Partnership Katharine Holland Brown
Way of the Lawless Max Brand
My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 2 of 3 William Clark Russell

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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