cot

n.

  1. A small house; a cottage or hut.
  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.
  4. A small, rudely-formed boat.
  5. A sleeping place of limited size; a little bed; a cradle; a piece of canvas extended by a frame, used as a bed.