cot

1 [kot]
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:
1625–35; < Hindi khāṭ < Prakrit khaṭṭā < Sanskrit khaṭvā; akin to Tamil kattil bedstead

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cot

2 [kot]
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.
caught, court, cot.
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cot1 (kɒt)
 
n
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
 
[C17: from Hindi khāt bedstead, from Sanskrit khátvā, of Dravidian origin; related to Tamil kattil bedstead]

cot2 (kɒt)
 
n
1.  literary, archaic or a small cottage
2.  Also called: cote
 a.  a small shelter, esp one for pigeons, sheep, etc
 b.  (in combination): dovecot
3.  another name for fingerstall
 
[Old English cot; related to Old Norse kot little hut, Middle Low German cot]

cot3 (kɒt)
 
abbreviation for
cotangent

cot4 (kɒt)
 
vb , cots, cotting, cotted
dialect (Midland English) to entangle or become entangled

cote or cot1 (kəʊt)
 
n
1.  a.  a small shelter for pigeons, sheep, etc
 b.  (in combination): dovecote
2.  dialect chiefly (Brit) a small cottage
 
[Old English cote; related to Low German Kote; see cot²]
 
cot or cot1
 
n
 
[Old English cote; related to Low German Kote; see cot²]

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cot
"small bed," 1630s, from Hindi khat "couch, hammock," from Skt. khatva.
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cot  
Abbreviation of cotangent
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cot
cotangent
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Example sentences
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.
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