Definition of Moses basket in English:

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Moses basket

Pronunciation: /ˈməʊzɪzbɑːskɪt/


A carrycot or small portable cot made of wickerwork.
Example sentences
  • Some parents prefer a Moses basket or carrycot for the first few months but there's no reason why your baby can't sleep in a cot straight away.
  • Karen and her partner were completely unprepared, but friends and family rallied round and loaned them a Moses basket and brought round bags of spare baby clothes.
  • Which means I frequently find myself bent over my bed, or her crib, or her Moses basket, with my wrist contorted into this odd and painful position as she sucked away.


Moses, with allusion to the biblical story of Moses, left in a basket among the bulrushes as a baby (Exod. 2:3).

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