There are 3 definitions of cot in English:

cot1

Syllabification: cot
Pronunciation: /kät
 
/

noun

  • 1North American A camp bed, particularly a portable, collapsible one.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

mid 17th century (originally Anglo-Indian, denoting a light bedstead): from Hindi khāṭ 'bedstead, hammock'.

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There are 3 definitions of cot in English:

cot2

Syllabification: cot
Pronunciation: /
 
kät/

noun

  • 1A small shelter for livestock.
  • 1.1 archaic A small, simple cottage.

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin; compare with Old Norse kytja 'hovel'; related to cote.

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There are 3 definitions of cot in English:

cot3

Syllabification: cot
Pronunciation: /
 
kät/

abbreviation

Mathematics
  • Cotangent.
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    • Tangent is usually abbreviated to tan and cotangent to cot.
    • As a mathematician he is best known as the first to use the notation cot.

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