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pannier (plural panniers)
- A large basket or bag fastened, usually in pairs, to the back of a bicycle or pack animal, or carried in pairs over the shoulders.
- Synonym: creel (sometimes synonymous but with word choice dependent on regional dialect, as for example with pop/soda or poke/sack/bag)
- Coordinate term: saddlebag
- Hypernym: packbag
- 1945 May and June, Charles E. Lee, “The Penrhyn Railway and its Locomotives—1”, in Railway Magazine, page 138:
- Until 1785 the slates were conveyed from the quarries to the port in panniers on the backs of horses, but in that year Lord Penrhyn built a good road from the quarry to the village of Llandegai (on the Chester and Holyhead road) and also continued it in the opposite direction a further nine miles to Capel Curig; […] .
- 1984 July, Backpacker, page 46:
- Pannier literally means carrying bags slung over the back of a beast of burden — in other words, saddle bags. Front and rear bicycle touring panniers, after being attached to their carrying racks on the bicycle, become the bicycle tourist's packbags.
- 2016 October 28, Thomas Moore, Delphi Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Moore (Illustrated) (Delphi Poets Series), Delphi Classics, →ISBN, OCLC 1196038801:
- A donkey whose talent for burdens was wondrous, So much that you'd swear he rejoiced in a load, One day had to jog under panniers so ponderous, That — down the poor Donkey fell smack on the road! His owners and drivers stood round in […]
- A decorative basket for the display of flowers or fruits.
- Synonym: corbeil
- (historical, fashion) One of a pair of hoops used to expand the volume of a woman's skirt to either side.
- Holonym: hoop skirt
- A breadbasket.
- (historical, military) A piece of basketwork for protecting archers, or, filled with gravel or sand, for forming and protecting embankments, etc.
large basket or bag fastened to the back of a bicycle or pack animal
hoop used to expand a woman's skirt to either side
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