Etymology
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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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Definitions of bassinet

bassinet (n.)
a basket (usually hooded) used as a baby's bed;
bassinet (n.)
a perambulator that resembles a bassinet;
From wordnet.princeton.edu