Definition of cot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kɒt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːt//
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English crib) a small bed with high sides for a baby or young child a travel cot (= one that can be moved around easily, used when travelling) see also carrycot See related entries: Babies
  2. 2(North American English) (British English camp bed) a light narrow bed that you can fold up and carry easily
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent. (originally Anglo-Indian, denoting a light bedstead): from Hindi khāṭ ‘bedstead, hammock’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cot