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pillion

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noun pil·lion \ˈpil-yən\

Definition of pillion

  1. 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. 2 chiefly British :  a motorcycle or bicycle saddle for a passenger

Origin and Etymology of pillion

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


First Known Use: 1503


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pillion

adverb pil·lion

Definition of pillion

chiefly British

  1. :  on or as if on a pillion <ride pillion>

1852

First Known Use of pillion

1852


PILLION Defined for English Language Learners

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pillion

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noun pil·lion \ˈpil-yən\

Definition of pillion for English Language Learners

  • : a seat for a passenger on a motorcycle


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