Cot meaning

kŏt
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A protective covering or sheath.
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A covering or sheath, as for a hurt finger.
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A finger cover used to prevent static discharge.
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A cover or sheath.

A roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame)

A cot for a sore finger.

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A narrow bed, especially one made of canvas on a collapsible frame.
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A small house.
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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.

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A narrow, collapsible bed, as one made of canvas or plastic sheeting on a frame that can be folded up.
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(brit.) A baby's crib.
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(old poet.) A cottage; small house.
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A small shelter; cote.
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(trigonometry) Cotangent.
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Abbreviation of cotangent.
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(US) A simple bed, especially one for portable or temporary purposes; a camp bed.
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(nautical) A wooden bed frame, slung by its corners from a beam, in which officers slept before the introduction of bunks.
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A crib (child's bed).
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(archaic) A cottage or small homestead.
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A pen, coop, or similar shelter for small domestic animals, such as sheep or pigeons; a cote.
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A small, crudely-formed boat.
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(chiefly british) A crib.
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Cotangent.
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Origin of cot

  • Hindi khāṭ from Sanskrit khaṭvā from Tamil kaṭṭu to bind, tie

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindi खाट (khāṭ)

    From Wiktionary