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pannier

or panier

[pan-yer, -ee-er] /ˈpæn yər, -i ər/
noun
1.
a basket, especially a large one, for carrying goods, provisions, etc.
2.
a basket for carrying on a person's back, or one of a pair to be slung across the back of a beast of burden.
3.
a similar type of bag, usually one of a pair, fastened over a bicycle's rear wheel.
4.
(on a dress, skirt, etc.) a puffed arrangement of drapery at the hips.
5.
an oval framework formerly used for distending the skirt of a woman's dress at the hips.
Origin of pannier
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English panier < Middle French < Latin pānārium breadbasket, equivalent to pān(is) bread + -ārium -ary; see -ier2
Related forms
panniered, adjective
unpanniered, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pannier
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  • At least, matters are no worse than when you were in the pannier.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • At any moment her presence in that pannier might be betrayed.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • And to the men upon the waist-deck he shouted, "Open me that pannier."

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • Chemerant was in the room of the Gascon when the pannier was brought in.

  • I fear my beautiful specimens are spoiled in the pannier here.

    Trapped by Malays George Manville Fenn
  • Here we spread the viands which had been brought in a pannier on the back of one of the mules.

    In New Granada W.H.G. Kingston
  • In the pannier she had been shaken about more than in a cockboat in a chopping sea.

    The Red River Half-Breed Gustave Aimard
  • Take your rods and pannier, and go for a couple of hours' fishing.

  • Kneel on the mare's head, reach under the pannier, find the latego, and cast off.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • Let's build a big fire, and sit down on the pannier canvases.

    The Hunted Woman James Oliver Curwood
British Dictionary definitions for pannier

pannier

/ˈpænɪə/
noun
1.
a large basket, esp one of a pair slung over a beast of burden
2.
one of a pair of bags slung either side of the back wheel of a motorcycle, bicycle, etc
3.
(esp in the 18th century)
  1. a hooped framework to distend a woman's skirt
  2. one of two puffed-out loops of material worn drawn back onto the hips to reveal the underskirt
Word Origin
C13: from Old French panier, from Latin pānārium basket for bread, from pānis bread
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Word Origin and History for pannier
n.

late 13c., "large basket for provisions," from Old French panier "basket," from Latin panarium "bread basket," from panis "bread" (see food).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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