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.
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2. (Mil. Antiq.) A shield of basket work formerly used by archers as a shelter from the enemy's missiles.
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3. A table waiter at the Inns of Court, London.
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4. A framework of steel or whalebone, worn by women to expand their dresses; a kind of bustle.
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