playpen
noun Date: 1931 a portable usually collapsible enclosure in which a baby or young child may play — called also play yard

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Playpen — A playpen is a piece of furniture in which an infant or young toddler (typically those less than 35 tall and 30 lbs) is placed to prevent them from causing harm to themselves when their parent or guardian is preoccupied. The earliest use of the… …   Wikipedia

  • playpen — UK [ˈpleɪˌpen] / US noun [countable] Word forms playpen : singular playpen plural playpens a structure with four sides designed for a small child to play inside in safety …   English dictionary

  • playpen — [[t]ple͟ɪpen[/t]] playpens N COUNT A playpen is a small structure which is designed for a baby or young child to play safely in. It has bars or a net round the sides and is open at the top …   English dictionary

  • playpen — /ˈpleɪpɛn/ (say playpen) noun a small enclosure in which a young child can play safely without constant supervision …   Australian English dictionary

  • playpen — /play pen /, n. 1. a small enclosure, usually portable, in which a young child can play safely alone without constant supervision. 2. playground (defs. 2, 3). [1930 35; PLAY + PEN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • playpen — noun An enclosed space for children to play in …   Wiktionary

  • playpen — play|pen [ˈpleıpen] n an enclosed area in which a very small child can play safely, that is like an open box with sides made of bars or a net …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • playpen — play|pen [ pleı,pen ] noun count a structure with four sides designed for a small child to play inside in safety …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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