Cabin - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkæbɪn|  American pronunciation of the word cabin
Brit.  |ˈkabɪn|  British pronunciation of the word cabin


- small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
- a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area
- the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried


- confine to a small space, such as a cabin


Don't unbuckle your seat belt until the flight attendant says it is safe to move around the cabin.

But now I am cabin'd, cribb'd, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears. (W. Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act III, Scene IV)

The newer foundation was cabined, cribbed, and confined in a very narrow space between the Cathedral Church and the buildings of the City.

It was hard to keep warm in the cabin during the winter months.

The cabin is accessible by road.

The kids were safe in the cabin.

It's just a short haul from our cabin to the beach.

The cabin was compact but perfectly adequate.

...would it be feasible to build a cabin in so short a time?...

a comfortable cabin with a deep berth

...the cabin is precariously perched on a declivity of the mountain's northern face...

...not wanting our brand-new cabin cruiser to get scratched, we put thick rubber fenders between it and the dock...

They hewed logs to build a cabin.

...police found the stolen jewels under the floorboards in the thief's hideout, a cabin deep in the woods...

The cabin has electric and water hookups.

Word forms

singular: cabin
plural: cabins
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