The definition of a cot is a narrow bed that can be folded up or some sort of small shelter.
An example of a cot is a portable bed used for camping.
- a narrow, collapsible bed, as one made of canvas or plastic sheeting on a frame that can be folded up
- Brit. a baby's crib
Origin of cotAnglo-Indian from Hindi kh?? from Sanskrit khá?v?
- Old Poet. a cottage; small house
- a small shelter; cote
- a covering or sheath, as for a hurt finger
Origin of cotMiddle English and OE, cottage, hut, literally , covered place; akin to Middle Dutch kote, Old Norse kot from Indo-European base an unverified form geu-, to curve, bend from source cod
- A narrow bed, especially one made of canvas on a collapsible frame.
- Chiefly British A crib.
Origin of cotHindi khā&tlowdot; from Sanskrit kha&tlowdot;vā from Tamil ka&tlowdot;&tlowdot;u to bind, tie
- A small house.
- A protective covering or sheath.
Origin of cotMiddle English from Old English
- (US) A simple bed, especially one for portable or temporary purposes; a camp bed.
- (nautical) A wooden bed frame, slung by its corners from a beam, in which officers slept before the introduction of bunks.
- A crib (child's bed).
- A cover or sheath.
- a roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame)
- a cot for a sore finger
- A finger cover used to prevent static discharge.
- (archaic) A cottage or small homestead.
- A pen, coop, or similar shelter for small domestic animals, such as sheep or pigeons; a cote.
- A small, crudely-formed boat.
OriginSee also: cốt
From Hindi खाट (khāṭ)