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pannier

noun pan·nier \ˈpan-yər, ˈpa-nē-ər\

Definition of pannier

  1. 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. 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



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Variants of pannier

also pan·ier play \ˈpan-yər, ˈpa-nē-ər\

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 Dictionary

pannier

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noun pan·nier \ˈpan-yər, ˈpan-ē-ər\

Medical Definition of pannier

  1. :  a covered basket holding surgical instruments and medicines for a military ambulance




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