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bassinet

[bas-uh-net, bas-uh-net] /ˌbæs əˈnɛt, ˈbæs əˌnɛt/
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
1570-1580
1570-80; < French: pan; see basin, -et
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British Dictionary definitions for bassinet

bassinet

/ˌbæsɪˈnɛt/
noun
1.
a wickerwork or wooden cradle or pram, usually hooded
Word Origin
C19: from French: little basin, from bassinbasin; associated in folk etymology with French barcelonnette a little cradle, from berceau cradle
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Word Origin and History for bassinet
n.

"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).

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