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.
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