pannier

[ pan-yer, -ee-er ]
/ ˈpæn yər, -i ər /

noun

a basket, especially a large one, for carrying goods, provisions, etc.
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.
a similar type of bag, usually one of a pair, fastened over a bicycle's rear wheel.
(on a dress, skirt, etc.) a puffed arrangement of drapery at the hips.
an oval framework formerly used for distending the skirt of a woman's dress at the hips.

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Origin of pannier

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English panier, from Middle French, from Latin pānārium “breadbasket,” equivalent to pān(is) “bread” + -ārium noun and adjective suffix; see -ary, -ier2

OTHER WORDS FROM pannier

panniered, adjectiveun·pan·niered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pannier

pannier
/ (ˈpænɪə) /

noun

a large basket, esp one of a pair slung over a beast of burden
one of a pair of bags slung either side of the back wheel of a motorcycle, bicycle, etc
(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 for pannier

C13: from Old French panier, from Latin pānārium basket for bread, from pānis bread
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