1North American A camp bed, particularly a portable, collapsible one.
- With trepidation, he slowly got out of one of the portable cots of the type that everyone slept in and put on a pair of cloth trousers.
- After saying my goodnights, I returned to my tent and got comfortable on my collapsible cot.
- Tents were collapsed hurriedly, cots were folded and thrown onto the backs of trucks.
1.1A plain narrow bed.
- He tried to turn over, but the cot was too narrow and he couldn't move.
- She led me upstairs and showed me a narrow room with a long line of narrow cots.
- And hence, what you get here is an entire range of household furniture; from sofa sets to dining tables and cots.
1.2British A baby’s crib.
- The Department of Health recommends that babies sleep in a cot or crib in their parents' room for the first six months.
- There will be a separate sleeping area for the babies with one cot per child, then a separate nappy changing area and a separate milk kitchen for the preparation of their milk.
- Plans to improve heart services and provide an extra intensive-care cot for poorly newborn babies have been unveiled.
mid 17th century (originally Anglo-Indian, denoting a light bedstead): from Hindi khāṭ 'bedstead, hammock'.