bassinet

bassinet

[bas-uh-net, bas-uh-net]
noun
1.
a basket with a hood over one end, for use as a baby's cradle.
2.
a style of perambulator resembling this.
3.
Armor. basinet.

Origin:
1570–80; < French: pan; see basin, -et

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bassinet (ˌbæsɪˈnɛt)
 
n
a wickerwork or wooden cradle or pram, usually hooded
 
[C19: from French: little basin, from bassinbasin; associated in folk etymology with French barcelonnette a little cradle, from berceau cradle]

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bassinet
"wicker cradle," 1854, from Fr. bassinet "a little basin," dim. of bassin (see basin), or, as per Klein, the English word is from Fr. bercelonette, double dim. of berceau "cradle," altered by bassin "basin."
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