• WordNet 3.6
    • n bassinet a basket (usually hooded) used as a baby's bed
    • n bassinet a perambulator that resembles a bassinet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bassinet A wicker basket, with a covering or hood over one end, in which young children are placed as in a cradle.
    • Bassinet See Bascinet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bassinet Same as basinet.
    • n bassinet A wicker basket with a covering or hood over one end, serving as a cradle for young children.
    • n bassinet A name given to several common European species of Ranunculus.
    • n bassinet The pan of a harquebuse or musket. See pan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bassinet bas′si-net a kind of basket with a hood in which an infant is placed as in a cradle: a similarly shaped perambulator.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. bassinet, dim. of bassin,. See Basin, and cf. Bascinet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. dim. of basin, a basin.


In literature:

The babe practically unwashed, the house becomes grimy, and the bed and bassinet nasty.
"London's Underworld" by Thomas Holmes
The curtain had been drawn and it was almost dark, but I found my way to Julie's bassinet.
"Painted Windows" by Elia W. Peattie
Sir Oliver, my bassinet!
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Between the two women was a bassinet and a baby.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
Probably Helen will advise a bassinet by night, and a perambulator by day.
"The Upas Tree" by Florence L. Barclay
This completes one diamond, which for a bassinet quilt will be large enough.
"The Ladies' Work-Book" by Unknown
So we will establish the old bassinet and put the mite there.
"Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished" by R.M. Ballantyne
The word is spelt in various forms, "bassinet," "bascinet," "bacinet," or "basnet.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
I took one last look around the room, at the row of bassinets, then gave her a parting pat and headed for the exit.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
The men's headgear also offered a varied aspect: casques, morions, bassinets, slouch hats, bonnets ribbed with two iron hoops.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue

In news:

Bassinets Recalled ( Department of Consumer Protection / October 24, 2012 ).
97,000 of these rocking bassinets , made by Eddie Bauer, are being recalled due to a design flaw that poses a suffocation hazard to babies.
Kolcraft Tender Vibes & Light Vibes bassinets .
This recall includes Kolcraft Tender Vibes bassinets with model numbers KB021-ARC, KB022-VER, KB039-CMR1 and Light Vibes bassinet with model number KB043-BNT1.
The recalled bassinets were manufactured from July 2008 through May 2010.
Parents, the agency said, should stop using the bassinets immediat...
Im a Dixie Girl Gives Flint Another Bassinet .
Favored Im a Dixie Girl took over in the stretch but was all out to hold off Runway Model for a neck victory in the $100,000 Bassinet for 2-year-old fillies at River Downs Saturday.
Flint Trio Heads Bassinet Field.
A field of 11 juvenile fillies, including recent Colleen Stakes winner Im a Dixie Girl, will compete Saturday at River Downs in the six-furlong, $100,000 Pepsi Bassinet Stakes.
Oliver Downs,* 8 days old, lay peacefully in his bassinet, his cries from his circumcision quelled by a thumb drop of kosher wine and cuddles from his father, Mitchell, and his grandmother.
The bassinet where Grover Cleveland slept as an infant is topped with Hawaiian leis.
Church pew , Clavinova & Bassinet.
How to Buy a Bassinet.
The bassinets contain metal bars covered by an adjustable fabric flap attached by Velcro.