pillion

noun
pil·​lion | \ˈpil-yən \

Definition of pillion 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

pillion

adverb

Definition of pillion (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British

: on or as if on a pillion ride pillion

First Known Use of pillion

Noun

1503, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adverb

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pillion

Noun

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

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pillion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pillion

: a seat for a passenger on a motorcycle

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