IPA: kˈæbʌn


  • (US) A small dwelling characteristic of the frontier, especially when built from logs with simple tools and not constructed by professional builders, but by those who meant to live in it.
  • (informal) A chalet or lodge, especially one that can hold large groups of people.
  • A private room on a ship.
  • The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping.
  • The passenger area of an airplane.
  • (travel, aviation) The section of a passenger plane having the same class of service.
  • (rail transport, informal) A signal box.
  • A small room; an enclosed place.
  • (India) A private office; particularly of a doctor, businessman, lawyer, or other professional.


  • (transitive) To place in a cabin or other small space.
  • (by extension) To limit the scope of.
  • (intransitive, obsolete) To live in, or as if in, a cabin; to lodge.

Examples of "cabin" in Sentences

  • He lives in a sylvan cabin.
  • The cabin is open to the public.
  • The cabin had a lavatory in the rear.
  • The cabin of the ship fills with light.
  • The cabin is pressurized and air conditioned.
  • Bullets came through the cellar of the cabin.
  • He is the assistant counselor of the Athena cabin.
  • The cabin was soundproofed and fitted with heating.
  • Baggage is stowed in a compartment at the rear of the cabin.
  • Just outside this cabin is a man probably dying from starvation.
  • A cabin from the transatlantic ship 'New America' is part of the interior.
  • The big doors were opened, making the dining-room and the main cabin into one large room.
  • The companionway into the main cabin was a steep ladder, and down this, after his meal, Jerry was carried by the captain.
  • The tiny room was shared between Van Horn and Borckman, while the main cabin was occupied by the three-score and odd return boys.
  • The cabin is also further midship than it feels, with the relatively large 22-gallon tank sitting between the seats and the rear axle.
  • Topped by a broad shingled asphalt roof and constructed from recovered timbers, the cabin is anchored by a Rumford fireplace that makes use of local stone.
  • Our California mountain cabin is near the village stables and, to this day, the only time Ninotchka springs into action is at the sight of a horse, any horse.
  • And quick as a wink she hustled them into the little house which they called a cabin, and gave Marmaduke a pair of blue overalls and a little blue jumper which belonged to one of the thirteen children.
  • Derived largely from the design that will be standard on Boeing's forthcoming 787 Dreamliner, the new 737 Sky Interior features new multicolored LED lighting, larger overhead bins, increased headroom in the aisles and window tweaks that add additional natural light and the perception that the cabin is actually wider than existing models.

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