[ bas-uh-net, bas-uh-net ]
/ ˌbæs əˈnɛt, ˈbæs əˌnɛt /


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

Origin of bassinet

1570–80; < French: pan; see basin, -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for bassinet

/ (ˌbæsɪˈnɛt) /


a wickerwork or wooden cradle or pram, usually hooded

Word Origin for bassinet

C19: from French: little basin, from bassin basin; associated in folk etymology with French barcelonnette a little cradle, from berceau cradle
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