- 1. an infant's bed or crib, typically one mounted on rockers: "the baby slept peacefully in its cradle" Similar
- 2. a framework on which a ship or boat rests during construction or repairs. Similar
- 1. hold gently and protectively: "she cradled his head in her arms"
- 2. place (a phone receiver) in its cradle: "she cradled the receiver gently"
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