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pannier


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pannier  \Pan"nier\,  n.  [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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pannier 
  n  1:  a  large  wicker  basket  (usually  one  of  a  pair) 
  2:  set  of  small  hoops  used  to  add  fullness  over  the  hips 




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