pillion

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pil·lion

 (pĭl′yən)
n.
1. A pad or cushion for an extra rider behind the saddle on a horse or motorcycle.
2. A bicycle or motorcycle saddle.

[Probably from Scottish Gaelic pillean, diminutive of peall, rug, or Irish Gaelic pillín, diminutive of pell, rug, both from Old Irish pell, from Latin pellis, animal skin; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pillion

(ˈpɪljən)
n
a seat or place behind the rider of a motorcycle, scooter, horse, etc
adv
on a pillion: to ride pillion.
[C16: from Gaelic; compare Scottish pillean, Irish pillīn couch; related to Latin pellis skin]

pil•lion

(ˈpɪl yən)

n.
1. a pad or cushion attached behind the saddle of a horse, esp. as a seat for a woman.
2. a pad, cushion, or saddle used as a passenger seat on a bicycle, motorcycle, etc.
adv.
3. seated on a pillion: to ride pillion.
[1495–1505; < Scottish Gaelic pillinn or Irish pillín, diminutive of peall skin, rug blanket, Middle Irish pell < Latin pellis skin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pillion - a seat behind the rider of a horse or motorbike etc.
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
Translations
مَقْعَد خَلْفي على دَرّاجَةٍ نارِيَّه
tandem
bagsædebagsæde-
pótülés
aftursæti
užpakalinė sėdynė
aizmugures-
tandemový
arka sele

pillion

[ˈpɪljən]
A. N (also pillion seat) → asiento m trasero
B. ADV to ride pillionir en el asiento trasero
C. CPD pillion passenger Npasajero/a m/f de atrás

pillion

[ˈpɪljən]
n [motorcycle] → siège m arrière
modif [seat] → arrière pillion passenger
adv
to ride pillion (on motorcyle, bike)être derrière; (on horse)être en croupepillion passenger npassager m (de la moto)

pillion

n
(on motorbike) → Soziussitz m; pillion passengerSozius m, → Beifahrer(in) m(f)
(Hist) → Damensattel m
adv to ride pillionauf dem Sozius- or Beifahrersitz mitfahren; (on horse) → hinter dem Sattel sitzen

pillion

[ˈpɪljən]
1. nsellino posteriore (di moto)
2. adv to ride pillionviaggiare dietro

pillion

(ˈpiljən) noun
a passenger seat on a motorcycle. He drove the motorbike and she sat on the pillion; (also adjective) a pillion passenger/seat.
References in classic literature ?
Some of the damsels mounted on pillions behind their favorite swains, and their light-hearted laughter, mingling with the clatter of hoofs, echoed along the silent woodlands, sounding fainter and fainter, until they gradually died away, --and the late scene of noise and frolic was all silent and deserted.
After ladies had packed up their best gowns and top-knots in bandboxes, and had incurred the risk of fording streams on pillions with the precious burden in rainy or snowy weather, when there was no knowing how high the water would rise, it was not to be supposed that they looked forward to a brief pleasure.
There was nothing more to do now, but for that damsel to get up behind me on a pillion, which she did, and put an arm or so around me to hold on.
My master, pursuant to the advice of his friend, carried me in a box the next market-day to the neighbouring town, and took along with him his little daughter, my nurse, upon a pillion behind him.