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cot1

Syllabification: cot
Pronunciation: /kät
 
/

noun

1North American A camp bed, particularly a portable, collapsible one.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: cot
Pronunciation: /kät
 
/

noun

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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cot3

Syllabification: cot
Pronunciation: /kät
 
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abbreviation

Mathematics
Cotangent.
Example sentences
  • 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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