bas·si·net | \ˌba-sə-ˈnet, ˈba-sə-ˌnet\

Definition of bassinet 

: a baby's basketlike bed (as of wickerwork or plastic) often with a hood over one end

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The nurses placed the boys in separate bassinets and allowed us to have some time with them before they would be taken away., "Fathers suffer from pregnancy loss and stillbirths, too," 5 June 2018 Karp’s electronic bassinet encourages lack of intimate contact., "The problem with Harvey Karp's $1,160 bassinet," 26 Apr. 2018 After 36 hours in labor, she was given one hour to say goodbye to her dead baby, clothed in a white dress and lying in a bassinet. Isaac Stanley-becker, Washington Post, "How an Irish-American woman’s legal case helped spur Ireland’s abortion referendum," 17 May 2018 The bassinet doubles as an always-on soothing device, equipped with tiny microphones to cycle through five levels of louder sound and faster jiggling that correspond with the intensity of baby’s cries. Jennifer Van Grove,, "Snoozing on the mommy job," 19 May 2018 In the snap, baby Miles lays in a fuzzy bassinet while big sister Luna helps with his pacifier. Melissa Minton, Glamour, "Chrissy Teigen Just Shared the First Photo of Luna and Miles Together," 29 May 2018 What happened was that Katelyn hated her bassinet and screamed through their first night together. Anndee Hochman,, "The Parent Trip: Sheila and Phil Bruce of Lafayette Hill," 16 May 2018 Charles DeLisi, Metcalf professor of science and engineering, Boston University Ruth Margalit wrote about Harvey Karp, the parenting expert who popularized swaddling, and his new robotic bassinet. New York Times, "Readers Respond to the 4.22.18 Issue," 4 May 2018 Back in the living room, the couple stops beside a minimalist oval bassinet upholstered in gray flannel. Bob Morris, ELLE Decor, "HOUSE TOUR: A Glamorous West Village Loft That's Made For Entertaining," 22 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of bassinet

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bassinet

probably modification of French barcelonnette, diminutive of berceau cradle

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English Language Learners Definition of bassinet

: a small bed for a baby that looks like a basket and that usually has a hood or cover over one end

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