- a basket with a hood over one end, for use as a baby’s cradle.
- a style of perambulator resembling this.
- Armor. basinet.
- a wickerwork or wooden cradle or pram, usually hooded
“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).