Definition of pannier
1 : a large container: as a : a basket often carried on the back of an animal or the shoulders of a person b : one of a pair of packs or baskets hung over the rear wheel of a vehicle (as a bicycle)
2 a : one of a pair of hoops formerly used to expand women's skirts at the sides b : an overskirt draped at the sides of a skirt for an effect of fullness
Variants of pannier
Origin of pannier
Middle English panier, from Anglo-French paner, panier, from Latin panarium, from panis bread — more at food
First Known Use: 13th century
Medical Definition of pannier
: a covered basket holding surgical instruments and medicines for a military ambulance
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