Pannier
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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil. Antiq.) A shield of basket work formerly used by archers as a shelter from the enemy's missiles. [1913 Webster]

3. A table waiter at the Inns of Court, London. [1913 Webster]

4. A framework of steel or whalebone, worn by women to expand their dresses; a kind of bustle. [1913 Webster]


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