Definition of bassinet
: a baby's basketlike bed (as of wickerwork or plastic) often with a hood over one end
Recent Examples of bassinet from the Web
Clear away those Casamigos bottles and make way for a pair of Diaper Genies, as well as those lovely bassinets.
Others struggle to afford safe sleep spaces like bassinets and cribs.
The bassinet rocks and jiggles and plays white noise.
For more than 30 years, the zany little troupe has introduced children, some of whom are barely out the bassinet, to the joys and magic of live theater.
The Washington couple spent the next two days wheeling the babies’ bassinets between their rooms, visiting with her family and extended relatives.
There are also accessories for the babies, including clothing, bassinets, diaper bags, foods and medicines that range from $3.99 to $24.99.
Shanna Vandewege was found dead in the bed in the master bedroom, her son in his bassinet next to the bed, according to police.
The stroller, with front and rear-facing options and a built-in bassinet for newborns, will make any new mom the envy of the stroller brigade.
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Origin and Etymology of bassinet
probably modification of French barcelonnette, diminutive of berceau cradle
First Known Use: 1836See Words from the same year
BASSINET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bassinet for English Language Learners
: 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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