2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pannier \Pan"nier\, noun [F. panier, fr. L. panarium a bread basket, fr. panis bread. Cf. {Pantry}.]

1. A bread basket; also, a wicker basket (used commonly in pairs) for carrying fruit or other things on a horse or an ass --Hudibras.

2. (Mil. Antiq.) A shield of basket work formerly used by archers as a shelter from the enemy's missiles.

3. A table waiter at the Inns of Court, London.

4. A framework of steel or whalebone, worn by women to expand their dresses; a kind of bustle.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: either of a pair of bags or boxes hung over the rear wheel of a vehicle (as a bicycle)

2: a large basket (usually one of a pair) carried by a beast of burden or on by a person

3: set of small hoops used to add fullness over the hips

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