pillion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scottish Gaelic pillean (little rug), from Latin pellis (animal skin, pelt).

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Noun[edit]

pillion (plural pillions)

  1. A pad behind the saddle of a horse for a second rider.
  2. A similar second saddle on a motorcycle for a passenger.
  3. The person riding in the pillion.

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Adverb[edit]

pillion (comparative more pillion, superlative most pillion)

  1. Riding behind the driving rider, as when positioned on the rump of a mount.

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