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cot1

[kot] /kɒt/
noun
1.
a light portable bed, especially one of canvas on a folding frame.
2.
British. a child's crib.
3.
a light bedstead.
4.
Nautical. a hammocklike bed stiffened by a suspended frame.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Hindi khāṭ < Prakrit khaṭṭā < Sanskrit khaṭvā; akin to Tamil kattil bedstead

cot2

[kot] /kɒt/
noun
1.
a small house; cottage; hut.
2.
a small place of shelter.
3.
a sheath or protective covering, as for an injured finger or toe.
Origin
before 900; Middle English, Old English cot (neuter; cf. cote1); cognate with Old Norse kot hut; akin to cubby, cove1

cot

Trigonometry
1.
Can be confused
caught, court, cot.
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Examples for cot
  • He was found hanging by a rope which formed the lacing of the cover over the iron framework of his cot.
  • Since then he has worked all hours, sleeping in a cot in his office.
  • She began laying eggs nearly every day under the general's cot.
  • As the voices rise and fall, he dangles his bony legs off his metal cot and blinks for the last time.
  • One of the conferees is ill and bedridden on a cot in the corner.
  • Enlistees then described their motives with memorable precision: three hots and a cot.
  • The shows were late, so the band provided a cot backstage so she could sleep between sets.
  • As she has during three previous hospitalizations, she is staying with him in the private room, sleeping on a cot beside his bed.
  • In the smallest cot there is room enough for a loving pair.
  • They followed her, lugging the carry-cot between them.
British Dictionary definitions for cot

cot1

/kɒt/
noun
1.
a child's boxlike bed, usually incorporating vertical bars
2.
a collapsible or portable bed
3.
a light bedstead
4.
(nautical) a hammock-like bed with a stiff frame
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi khāt bedstead, from Sanskrit khátvā, of Dravidian origin; related to Tamil kattil bedstead

cot2

/kɒt/
noun
1.
(literary or archaic) a small cottage
2.
Also called cote
  1. a small shelter, esp one for pigeons, sheep, etc
  2. (in combination) dovecot
3.
another name for fingerstall
Word Origin
Old English cot; related to Old Norse kot little hut, Middle Low German cot

cot3

/kɒt/
abbreviation
1.
cotangent

cot4

/kɒt/
verb cots, cotting, cotted
1.
(Midland English, dialect) to entangle or become entangled

cote1

/kəʊt/
noun
1.
  1. a small shelter for pigeons, sheep, etc
  2. (in combination) dovecote
2.
(dialect, mainly Brit) a small cottage
Word Origin
Old English cote; related to Low German Kote; see cot²
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Word Origin and History for cot
n.

"small bed," 1630s, from Hindi khat "couch, hammock," from Sanskrit khatva, probably from a Dravidian source (cf. Tamil kattil "bedstead").

"hut, cottage;" see cote.

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cot  
Abbreviation of cotangent
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Related Abbreviations for cot

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cotangent
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