(Austral, informal) a pilchard
[pil] /pɪl/ noun 1. a small globular or rounded mass of medicinal substance, usually covered with a hard coating, that is to be swallowed whole. 2. something unpleasant that has to be accepted or endured: Ingratitude is a bitter pill. 3. Slang. a tiresomely disagreeable person. 4. Sports Slang. a ball, especially a baseball or […]
[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. /ˈpɪljən/ noun […]
[pil-uh-wingks] /ˈpɪl əˌwɪŋks/ noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. an old instrument of torture similar to the thumbscrew. /ˈpɪlɪˌwɪŋks/ plural noun 1. a medieval instrument of torture for the fingers and thumbs
/ˈpɪlək/ noun 1. (Brit, slang) a stupid or annoying person n. 1530s, dialectal variant of Middle English pillicock (see cock (n.1)). Meaning “stupid person” is attested by 1967.