Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: cabane, from Old Provençal cabana 'small wooden building', from Medieval Latin capanna


Related topics: Buildings, Air, Water
cab‧in [countable]
1TBB a small house, especially one built of wood in an area of forest or mountains:
2TTW a small room on a ship in which you live or sleep
3TTA an area inside a plane where the passengers sit or where the pilot works:
the First Class cabin
a ship that carries people: passenger ship, cruise ship, liner, ferry, ro-ro

a ship that carries goods: cargo ship, merchant ship, freighter, oil tanker, super tanker, barge

a small ship: boat, motorboat, powerboat

a ship with sails: yacht, dinghy, sailing ship, sailing boat British English/sailboat American English, catamaran

a fighting ship: warship, aircraft carrier, battleship, cruiser, frigate, destroyer, minesweeper, gunboat, man-of-war old-fashioned

a ship that people live on: houseboat, narrow boat British English

a ship that goes under water: submarine

people on a ship: sailor, captain, passenger, seaman, the crew

parts of a ship: deck, cabin, porthole, engine room, mast, rudder, hull

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