Definition of Bassinet

1. Noun. A basket (usually hooded) used as a baby's bed.

Generic synonyms: Baby Bed, Baby's Bed

2. Noun. A perambulator that resembles a bassinet.

Definition of Bassinet

1. n. A wicker basket, with a covering or hood over one end, in which young children are placed as in a cradle.

Definition of Bassinet

1. Noun. A newborn baby's bed, typically made of woven reeds or straw. ¹

2. Noun. A bascinet. ¹

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Definition of Bassinet

1. a basket used as a baby's crib [n -S]

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Literary usage of Bassinet

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1. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"The bassinet is brought very low over the head and has a deep camail with engrailed edge. The surcoat is of similar fashion to that of No. 19 (and see p. ..."

2. The Child; Its Care, Diet, and Common Ills by Elisha Mather Sill (1913)
"... bassinet, an ordinary clothes-basket with a pillow placed in the bottom makes an excellent sub- ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1872)
"Cotgrave makes bassinet a generic term for the buttercup tribe, including under it the ... bassinet de Marais is the special term for the marsh marygold; ..."

4. Shakespeare Studies, and Essay on English Dictionaries by Thomas Spencer Baynes, Lewis Campbell (1896)
"The same peculiarity of shape is embodied in the French bassinet, from the likeness of ... Cotgrave makes bassinet a generic term for the buttercup tribe, ..."

5. The Portfolio: Monographs on Artistic Subjects by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1897)
"A wide-rimmed helm is often represented as worn over or in place of the bassinet, and jewelled and crested. This form reappears continually, ..."

6. The Care of the Baby: A Manual for Mothers and Nurses, Containing Practical by John Price Crozer Griffith (1903)
"The illustration shows one of the ordinary forms of bassinet furnished in the shops ... The bassinet is superior to the crib for the early months of life, ..."

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