a basketlike bed for an infant: it is often hooded and set on a stand having casters
Origin of bassinetaltered (after French bassin, basin) ; from French bercelonnette, diminutive of berceau, cradle
An oblong basketlike bed for an infant.
Origin of bassinetFrench, small basin, diminutive of bassin, basin, from Old French bacin; see basin.
- A newborn baby's bed, typically made of woven reeds or straw.
- A bascinet.
From French bercelonette, a doubled diminutive of berceau (“cradle”), influenced by bassin (“basin”)