cabin

A small wooden hut or cottage can be called a cabin, especially if it's in a remote or wooded place. Your grandfather's cabin on a lake might be your favorite place to visit in the summer.

You might dream of living in a cabin deep in the forest, or on the edge of a mountain. Another kind of cabin is a small compartment or room, particularly one on a ship or an airplane. If you have "cabin fever," it means you're restless and cranky after being stuck in a small space for too long. The word comes from a Late Latin root, capanna, "hut."

Definitions of cabin
1

n a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area

Types:
log cabin
a cabin built with logs
Type of:
house
a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families

n small room on a ship or boat where people sleep

Types:
stateroom
a guest cabin
Type of:
compartment
a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

n the enclosed compartment of an aircraft or spacecraft where passengers are carried

Types:
pressure cabin
cabin consisting of the pressurized section of an aircraft or spacecraft
Type of:
compartment
a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

v confine to a small space, such as a cabin

Type of:
confine
prevent from leaving or from being removed

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