3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bascinet \Bas"ci*net\, noun [OE. bacinet, basnet, OF. bassinet, bacinet, F. bassinet, dim. of OF. bacin, F. bassin, a helmet in the form of a basin.] A light helmet, at first open, but later made with a visor. [Written also {basinet}, {bassinet}, {basnet}.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bassinet \Bas"si*net\, noun [Cf. F. bassinet, dim. of bassin. See {Basin}, and cf. {Bascinet}.]

1. A wicker basket, with a covering or hood over one end, in which young children are placed as in a cradle.

2. See {Bascinet}. --Lord Lytton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a basket (usually hooded) used as a baby's bed

2: a perambulator that resembles a bassinet

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