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[pan-yer, -ee-er] /ˈpæn yər, -i ər/

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.
a large basket, esp one of a pair slung over a beast of burden
one of a pair of bags slung either side of the back wheel of a motorcycle, bicycle, etc
(esp in the 18th century)


late 13c., “large basket for provisions,” from Old French panier “basket,” from Latin panarium “bread basket,” from panis “bread” (see food).


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