Bassinet



a basket with a hood over one end, for use as a baby’s cradle.
a style of perambulator resembling this.
Armor. basinet.
Contemporary Examples

I was barely out of the bassinet when the country last experienced a recession.
The Ultimate Recession Food Emily Farris December 7, 2008

Historical Examples

If you keep the bassinet, you must let us have the perambulator—the child’s bedding and half its clothes are in it.
Cynthia Leonard Merrick

The bassinet on the figure to the right is particularly noteworthy.
Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner

And now, as I brace my bassinet, may God grant us all a glorious victory, or a glorious grave!
The Last Of The Barons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

This completes one diamond, which for a bassinet quilt will be large enough.
The Ladies’ Work-Book Unknown

Italian he might be were his bassinet more sloped, but I will swear that those plates were welded betwixt this and Rhine.
The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle

Aubrey said you would probably want to put it into a bassinet!
The Upas Tree Florence L. Barclay

The bassinet, however, serves one useful purpose, it saves the expense of a cradle.
London’s Underworld Thomas Holmes

I have not the smallest desire, Ronald, to put your ‘cello into a bassinet!
The Upas Tree Florence L. Barclay

The babe practically unwashed, the house becomes grimy, and the bed and bassinet nasty.
London’s Underworld Thomas Holmes

noun
a wickerwork or wooden cradle or pram, usually hooded
n.

“wicker cradle,” 1854, from French bassinet “a little basin,” diminutive of bassin (see basin), or, as per Klein, the English word is from French bercelonette, double diminutive of berceau “cradle,” altered by bassin “basin.” Middle English had bacinet “hemispherical helmet” (c.1300).

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