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pan·nieror pan·ier (păn′yər, -ē-ər)
1. A large wicker basket, especially:
a. One of a pair of baskets carried on the shoulders of a person or on either side of a pack animal.
b. A basket carried on a person's back.
2. 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.
a. A framework of wire, bone, or other material formerly used to expand a woman's skirt at the hips.
b. A skirt or an overskirt puffed out at the hips.
[Middle English panier, from Old French, from Latin pānārium, breadbasket, from pānis, bread; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]