Definitions for playpenˈpleɪˌpɛn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a small enclosure, usu. portable, in which a baby or young child can play.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. playpen, pen(noun)

    a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play


  1. playpen(Noun)

    An enclosed space for children to play in.


  1. Playpen

    A playpen is a piece of furniture in which an infant or young toddler is placed to prevent self-harm when her/his parent or guardian is occupied or away. The earliest use of the word "playpen" cited in the Oxford English Dictionary is 1902. More recently they have also been called playards.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. playpen

    [IBM] A room where programmers work. Compare salt mines.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small wooden structure with bars on every side in which a small child can play safely.

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