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
Librarians manned these outposts, giving books to carriers who then climbed aboard their mules or horses, panniers loaded with books, and headed into the hills.
A front disc brake will stop you even when fully loaded, and those rear panniers are supplied as standard.
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Medical Definition of pannier
: a covered basket holding surgical instruments and medicines for a military ambulance
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