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cabin †hut, tent; †cell; †cave, den; compartment in a ship XIV; rude habitation XV; †political cabinet (only XVII). ME. cabane, ult. (perh. via (O)F. cabane — Pr. cabana) — late L. capanna, cavanna; spellings with -in appear XVI.

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cab·in / ˈkabən/ • n. 1. a private room or compartment on a ship. ∎  the area for passengers in an aircraft. 2. a small shelter or house, made of wood and situated in a wild or remote area.

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cabin cabin fever lassitude, irritability, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter (originally and chiefly in North America).

See also log cabin.

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cabin.
1. Small, single-roomed primitive dwelling.

2. Contrived rustic retreat in a Picturesque landscape, often ornamental, but much simpler than a cottage orné.

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