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pannier

[pan-yer, -ee-er] /ˈpæn yər, -i ər/
noun
1.
a basket, especially a large one, for carrying goods, provisions, etc.
2.
a basket for carrying on a person's back, or one of a pair to be slung across the back of a beast of burden.
3.
a similar type of bag, usually one of a pair, fastened over a bicycle's rear wheel.
4.
(on a dress, skirt, etc.) a puffed arrangement of drapery at the hips.
5.
an oval framework formerly used for distending the skirt of a woman's dress at the hips.
Also, panier.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English panier < Middle French < Latin pānārium breadbasket, equivalent to pān(is) bread + -ārium -ary; see -ier2
Related forms
panniered, adjective
unpanniered, adjective
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  • These lockable modules sit snugly under fabric pannier bags.
  • Keep your camera in your pack or bike pannier when you are riding your bike.
  • The pannier could be buried in the ground or placed in water in order to keep the contents cool.
British Dictionary definitions for pannier

pannier

/ˈpænɪə/
noun
1.
a large basket, esp one of a pair slung over a beast of burden
2.
one of a pair of bags slung either side of the back wheel of a motorcycle, bicycle, etc
3.
(esp in the 18th century)
  1. a hooped framework to distend a woman's skirt
  2. one of two puffed-out loops of material worn drawn back onto the hips to reveal the underskirt
Word Origin
C13: from Old French panier, from Latin pānārium basket for bread, from pānis bread
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Word Origin and History for pannier
n.

late 13c., "large basket for provisions," from Old French panier "basket," from Latin panarium "bread basket," from panis "bread" (see food).

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