Un panniered


[pan-yer, -ee-er]
a basket, especially a large one, for carrying goods, provisions, etc.
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.
a similar type of bag, usually one of a pair, fastened over a bicycle's rear wheel.
(on a dress, skirt, etc.) a puffed arrangement of drapery at the hips.
an oval framework formerly used for distending the skirt of a woman's dress at the hips.
Also, panier.

1250–1300; Middle English panier < Middle French < Latin pānārium breadbasket, equivalent to pān(is) bread + -ārium -ary; see -ier2

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pannier (ˈpænɪə)
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
 a.  a hooped framework to distend a woman's skirt
 b.  one of two puffed-out loops of material worn drawn back onto the hips to reveal the underskirt
[C13: from Old French panier, from Latin pānārium basket for bread, from pānis bread]

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late 13c., "large basket for provisions," from O.Fr. panier, from L. panarium "bread basket," from panis "bread" (see food).
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