cold sleeper n.

a person in cold sleep

  • 1945 C. S. Lewis That Hideous Strength (1974) 120 bibliography

    But from Jane’s dream of the cold sleeper he had learned better. There was something under the soil of Bragdon, something to be discovered by digging. It was, in fact, the body of Merlin.

  • 1969 R. C. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories Jan. 127/1 page image Richard C. Meredith bibliography

    The cold-sleepers will stay where they are.

  • 1994 M. O. Martin & G. Benford Trojan Cat in L. Niven et al. Man-Kzin Wars VI iii. 288

    Feynmann had been designed to run nearly automatically. Crew of three to five, carrying well over three hundred coldsleepers, with a sizable cargo bay.


Research requirements

antedating 1969

Earliest cite

Richard Meredith, "We All Died at Breakaway Station"

Research History
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a reprint of Richard Meredith's "We All Died At Breakaway Station"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1969 first magazine appearance.

We would cites of any date from other sources.

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