cot case

cot case

n
1. (Medicine) a person confined to bed through illness
2. jocular a person who is incapacitated by drink
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Of the 109 men, 80 were classed as 'cot cases.' They had arrived by train from Southampton.
There were 206 and 20 of them were described as "cot cases." It took just 40 minutes to get them all into the hospital where each was immediately served a pint of soup.