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Definition of "pannier" []

  • A large wicker basket, especially: (noun)
  • One of a pair of baskets carried on the shoulders of a person or on either side of a pack animal. (noun)
  • A basket carried on a person's back. (noun)
  • A basket or pack, usually one of a pair, that fastens to the rack of a bicycle and hangs over the side of one of the wheels. (noun)
  • A framework of wire, bone, or other material formerly used to expand a woman's skirt at the hips. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pannier" in a sentence
  • "Would 100l of fuel in pannier mounted jerrycans get a bike from Seattle to NYC?"
  • "Just the name pannier should evoke enough irony and kitsch."
  • "A pannier is a more rigid container than a bag or soggie, so that it incurs less risk of poor packing and shape to the load."
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