A wicker container with a covering or hood over one end up in which young children are positioned as with a cradle
- a perambulator that resembles a bassinet
- a basket (usually hooded) used as a baby's bed
- A wicker container, with a covering or hood over one end, in which children are put as in a cradle.
- See Bascinet.
"wicker cradle," 1854, from French bassinet "a little basin," diminutive of bassin (see basin), or, depending on Klein, the English term is from French bercelonette, dual diminutive of berceau "cradle," changed by bassin "basin." Center English had bacinet "hemispherical helmet" (c.1300).
(n.) A wicker basket, with a covering or bonnet over one end, where young kids are positioned like in a cradle.
He jogged down to the study, stopping at the sight of the bassinet beside Sofi's favorite chair.