from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A portable enclosure in which a baby or young child can be safely left to play.
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- n. An enclosed space for children to play in.
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- n. a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play
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Someone suggested that we put the tree in the playpen, but our playpen is on loan.
Including the playard, otherwise known as a playpen, or baby jail.
OF THE THREE PRESENTS WHICH PETER Holmes took back to his wife that night, the playpen was the most appreciated.
Aspen Mountain has long been known as the playpen of the rich and famous - and it is.
Actually, the couch facing the wall was an effective 'playpen' for another couple weeks.
My kitchen sink view is to the north, up the hill that crests our property, to a small apple orchard and the run my husband put up for our dogs (we call it their "playpen" and whenever they hear that word, they go crazy!)
Our 'playpen' consisted of the odd comic strip, the novelisations, some vaguely surreal annuals, those Viewmaster slides, a Gareth Hunt doll and some stories that literally unfolded on chocolate wrappers.
This is the "playpen" that Ayers has used to continue his own revolution.
She opened a scrapbook to a photo of a baby girl in a playpen.
What's more, on average, 26 babies under age 2 are injured every day in a crib, bassinet or playpen in the U.S., according to a study in the journal Pediatrics last month.