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pillion

[pil-yuh n] /ˈpɪl yən/
noun
1.
a pad or cushion attached behind a saddle, especially as a seat for a woman.
2.
a pad, cushion, saddle, or the like, used as a passenger seat on a bicycle, motor scooter, etc.
3.
a passenger's saddle or seat behind the driver's seat on a motorcycle.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; < Scots Gaelic pillinn or Irish pillín, diminutive of peall skin, rug blanket, MIr pell < Latin pellis skin
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  • To that end, the bike's gas tank is concealed beneath the rider and is accessed by flipping up the pillion seat.
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pillion

/ˈpɪljən/
noun
1.
a seat or place behind the rider of a motorcycle, scooter, horse, etc
adverb
2.
on a pillion: to ride pillion
Word Origin
C16: from Gaelic; compare Scottish pillean, Irish pillīn couch; related to Latin pellis skin
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Word Origin and History for pillion
n.

kind of saddle, c.1500, of Celtic origin (cf. Irish pillin, Gaelic pillin), ultimately from Latin pellis "skin, pelt" (see film (n.)).

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