a light portable bed, especially one of canvas on a folding frame.
British. a child's crib.
a light bedstead.
Nautical. a hammocklike bed stiffened by a suspended frame.
Other definitions for cot (2 of 3)
a small house; cottage; hut.
a small place of shelter.
a sheath or protective covering, as for an injured finger or toe.
How to use cot in a sentence
During the months they work, they stay in storage units near the Hamra settlement sleeping on tiny cots for months at a time.Palestinian Children: The Invisible Workers of Israeli Settlements | Dina Elmuti | August 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They slept on cots and sang freedom songs while waiting for movement leaders to raise money for their bail.How the Children of Birmingham Changed the Civil-Rights Movement | Lottie L. Joiner | May 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And for the lucky ones with Peanuts books, a world that filled long summer afternoons in treehouses, parks and summer camp cots.
Yes, the Senate does own 100 cots, and it has the staff to wheel them out if needed.
The staff of ASPCA's NYC Adoption Center are sleeping on cots at the shelter to make sure animals there stay safe.
They were standing over the cots in the nursery late at night, and I think that Mamma was crying softly.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
She placed one in the hands of a young soldier who was occupying one of the numerous cots.A Raw Recruit's War Experiences | Ansel D. Nickerson
Here was a big room containing twenty cots, ten on each side.From Farm to Fortune | Horatio Alger Jr.
Will and George sat down on the edge of their cots and laughed.The Call of the Beaver Patrol | V. T. Sherman
Ah-sha-la-cots-ah, the Mole in the Forehead; Chief of his band; a very distinguished warrior.
British Dictionary definitions for cot (1 of 4)
a child's boxlike bed, usually incorporating vertical bars
a collapsible or portable bed
a light bedstead
nautical a hammock-like bed with a stiff frame
British Dictionary definitions for cot (2 of 4)
literary, or archaic a small cottage
Also called: cote
a small shelter, esp one for pigeons, sheep, etc
(in combination): dovecot
British Dictionary definitions for cot (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for cot (4 of 4)
Midland English dialect to entangle or become entangled
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Scientific definitions for cot
Abbreviation of cotangent
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