foundling wheel

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Noun[edit]

foundling wheel ‎(plural foundling wheels)

  1. a revolving crib set in the wall of a church or convent, allowing an abandoned baby to be left anonymously and safely.

Translations[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Foundling wheels were common from the 12th to the 18th centuries, but are now being used again in some parts of Europe.