(en noun )
(lb) 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.
*1994 , Michael Grumley, “Life Drawing” in Violet Quill
*:And that was how long we stayed in the cabin , pressed together, pulling the future out of each other, sweating and groaning and making sure each of us remembered.
(lb) A chalet or lodge, especially one that can hold large groups of people.
A compartment on land, usually comprised of logs.
A private room on a ship.
*:There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy. Mail bags, so I understand, are being put on board. Stewards, carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors. Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place.
The interior of a boat, enclosed to create a small room, particularly for sleeping.
, title=(The Celebrity), chapter=10
The passenger area of an airplane.
The section of a passenger plane having the same class of service.
A signal box.
A small room; an enclosed place.
*(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
*:So long in secret cabin there he held her captive.
, passage=Mr. Cooke had had a sloop?yacht built at Far Harbor, the completion of which had been delayed, and which was but just delivered. […] The Maria had a cabin , which was finished in hard wood and yellow plush, and accommodations for keeping things cold.}}
(en verb )
To place in a cabin.
(obsolete) To live in, or as if in, a cabin; to lodge.
- I’ll make you cabin in a cave.
(en noun )
A small house; a cot; a hut.
A seasonal home of any size or stature. A recreational home or a home in a remote location.
* , chapter=1
Mr. Pratt’s Patients, chapter=1
, passage=Thinks I to myself, “Sol, you’re run off your course again. This is a rich man’s summer ‘cottage ’ and if you don’t look out there’s likely to be some nice, lively dog taking an interest in your underpinning.”}}
(UK, slang, dated) A public toilet.
Sense “public toilet” dates from 19th century, now only in gay slang.
* cottage cheese
* cottage hospital
* cottage industry
To stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.
(intransitive, British, slang) Of men: To have homosexual sex in a public lavatory; to practice cottaging.