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Definition cot

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Hindi खाट (khāṭ), from Sauraseni Prakrit ????? (khaṭṭā), from Sanskrit खट्वा (khaṭvā, “bedstead”).

Noun

cot (plural cots)

  1. (US) A simple bed, especially one for portable or temporary purposes; a camp bed.
  2. A crib (child's bed).
  3. (nautical, historical) A wooden bed frame, slung by its corners from a beam, in which officers slept before the introduction of bunks.

Etymology 2

From Middle English cot, cote, from Old English cot and cote (“cot, cottage”), from Proto-Germanic *kutą, *kutǭ (compare Old Norse kot, Middle High German kūz (“execution pit”)), from Scythian (compare Avestan ????‎ (kata, “chamber”)). Cognate to Dutch kot (“student room; small homestead”). Doublet of cote; more distantly related to cottage.

Noun

cot (plural cots)

  1. (archaic) A cottage or small homestead.
  2. A pen, coop, or similar shelter for small domestic animals, such as sheep or pigeons; a cote.

Etymology 3

From Irish cot (“small boat”).

Noun

cot (plural cots)

  1. A small, crudely-formed boat.

Etymology 4

From dialectal cot, cote, partly from Middle English cot (“matted wool”), from Old English *cot, *cotta, from Proto-Germanic *kuttô (“woolen fabric, wool covering”); and partly from Middle English cot, cote (“tunic, coat”), from Old French cote, from the same Germanic source (see English coat). Possibly influenced by English cotton.

Noun

cot (plural cots)

  1. A cover or sheath; a fingerstall.

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