cot - crib - camp bed

cot - crib - camp bed
In British English, a cot is a bed for a baby. A cot has high sides to prevent the baby from falling out. In American English, a bed like this is called a crib.
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In American English, a cot is a narrow bed for an adult. It is made of canvas fitted over a frame, and you can fold it up. You take it with you when you go camping, or you use it as a spare bed at home. In British English, a bed like this is called a camp bed.
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  • cot — UK [kɒt] / US [kɑt] noun [countable] Word forms cot : singular cot plural cots 1) British a small bed with high sides that a baby sleeps in. The American word is crib. 2) American a camp bed …   English dictionary

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