- 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
Examples from the Web for bassinet
I was barely out of the bassinet when the country last experienced a recession.The Ultimate Recession Food
December 8, 2008
Come, in your order, as ye sit; draw to the bassinet and take out your lot.Pabo, The Priest
The bassinet on the figure to the right is particularly noteworthy.Armour in England
J. Starkie Gardner
No; you will not take the bassinet, and you will not take the perambulator.Cynthia
And even if I was gone they'd be all ready, and the bassinet only wanting muslin to it.Diana Tempest, Volume III (of 3)
This completes one diamond, which for a bassinet quilt will be large enough.The Ladies' Work-Book
- a wickerwork or wooden cradle or pram, usually hooded
Word Origin and History for bassinet
"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).