cots

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

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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

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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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COTS definition

software
commercial off-the-shelf. See commercial software.
(2007-02-08)

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cot
cotangent
COTS
commercial off-the-shelf
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