- a small enclosure, usually portable, in which a young child can be left to play in
Example Sentences Including 'playpen'
"My first playpen was a cardboard box," he said in a prepared speech that was read on his behalf yesterday.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Cecelia Allsworthy shook her head again as she settled one of her young sons beside his brother in a playpen.
A Dead Liberty
Come on Noel, put the dummy back in and return to your playpen.
Norm's even got used to spending time behind bars... in his playpen.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
Puzzled, she carried me back to the playpen and convinced herself that, perhaps, after all, she had not put me inside in the first place.
Botham - My Autobiography
She then rushed to the playpen , took him out of it, clasped him to her bosom and started to whirl him around.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
She was old enough to be a grandmother, and in the hall was a playpen with a baby trapped in it.
Field of Blood
The word means hundreds of miles of unspoilt coastline which afford at least one marine playpen for the very rich.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
`If it isn't our hostess at last, and where's that man of yours - still in the playpen ?
Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
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