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pillion

noun pil·lion \ ˈpil-yən \

Definition of pillion

1 a : a light saddle for women consisting chiefly of a cushion
b : a pad or cushion put on behind a man's saddle chiefly for a woman to ride on
2 chiefly British : a motorcycle or bicycle saddle for a passenger

Origin and Etymology of pillion

Scots Gaelic or Irish; Scottish Gaelic pillean, diminutive of peall covering, couch; Irish pillín, diminutive of peall covering, couch


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pillion

adverb

Definition of pillion

chiefly British
: on or as if on a pillion
  • ride pillion

First Known Use of pillion

1852

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Definition of pillion for English Language Learners

  • : a seat for a passenger on a motorcycle


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