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  • A bascinet.
         *1786: Bassinets were worn in the reigns of Edward II. and III. and Richard II. by most of the English Infantry, as may be repeatedly seen in the Rolls of Parliament, and other public records. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 11.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Bas"si*net (&?;), n. [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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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