1. A small house; a cottage or hut.
The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm. --Goldsmith.
2. A pen, coop, or like shelter for small domestic animals, as for sheep or pigeons; a cote.
3. A cover or sheath; as, a roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame); a cot for a sore finger. See also finger cot.
4. A small, rudely-formed boat.
Bell cot. Arch. See under Bell.
Cot n. A sleeping place of limited size; a little bed; a cradle; a piece of canvas extended by a frame, used as a bed. [Written also cott.]
n 1: a sheath worn to protect a finger [syn: fingerstall]
2: baby bed with high sides [syn: crib]
3: a small bed that folds up for storage or transport [syn: camp