Definition of pannier
1 : a large container: such asa : a basket often carried on the back of an animal or the shoulders of a personb : one of a pair of packs or baskets hung over the rear wheel of a vehicle (such as a bicycle)
2a : one of a pair of hoops formerly used to expand women's skirts at the sidesb : an overskirt draped at the sides of a skirt for an effect of fullness
Recent Examples of pannier from the Web
A front disc brake will stop you even when fully loaded, and those rear panniers are supplied as standard.
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Origin and Etymology 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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