Full record for cold sleeper n.

Definition a person in cold sleep.
OED requirements antedating 1969
Earliest cite Richard Meredith, "We All Died at Breakaway Station"
Comment 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.

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Citations for cold sleeper n.

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1945 C. S. Lewis That Hideous Strength (1974) 120 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 Amazing Stories Jan. 127/1 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 fell over three hundred coldsleepers, with a sizable cargo bay.