pannier

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noun pan·nier \ ˈpan-yər , ˈpa-nē-ər \
variants: or less commonly panier

Definition of pannier

1 :a large container: such 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 (such 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

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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


Medical Dictionary

pannier

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noun pan·nier \ ˈpan-yər, ˈpan-ē-ər \

medical Definition of pannier

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

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