Definition of Pillion

1. Noun. A seat behind the rider of a horse or motorbike etc..

Generic synonyms: Seat



Definition of Pillion

1. n. A panel or cushion saddle; the under pad or cushion of saddle; esp., a pad or cushion put on behind a man's saddle, on which a woman may ride.

Definition of Pillion

1. Noun. A pad behind the saddle of a horse for a second rider. ¹

2. Noun. A similar second saddle on a motorcycle for a passenger. ¹

3. Noun. The person riding in the pillion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pillion

1. a pad or cushion for an extra rider on a horse or motorcycle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pillion

1. A panel or cushion saddle; the under pad or cushion of saddle; especially, a pad or cushion put on behind a man's saddle, on which a woman may ride. "His [a soldier's] shank pillion without stirrups." (Spenser) Origin: Ir. Pillin, pilliun (akin to Gael. Pillean, pillin), fr. Ir. & Gael. Pill, peall, a skin or hide, prob. Fr. L. Pellis. See Pell, Fell skin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pillion

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Literary usage of Pillion

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1. The Social History of Great Britain During the Reigns of the Stuarts by William Goodman (1847)
"pillion RIDING. " This riding double was no crime In the first great Edward's time, No brave man thought himself disgraced By two fair arms about his waist; ..."

2. Ireland: Painted by Francis S. Walker, R.H.A. by Frank James Mathew (1905)
"... THE pillion IN the hilly places of the north and west, where the roads disappear or become paths, the pillion is the usual mode of travelling for women. ..."

3. Economic and Social History of New England, 1620-1789 by William Babcock Weeden (1890)
"Judge Sewall took a lady on the pillion to a lecture or other social gathering as " a treat." Now the ladies " take the air " in a chaise or chair, ..."

4. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"The two came on horseback, Peggy riding on a pillion. The services were held, the sermon preached, and the people from all the country around awaited the ..."

5. A Collection of Farces and Other Afterpieces: Which are Acted at the by Inchbald (1815)
"Watch him, Pa- pillion, and bring me word to Cardigan. ACT II. [Exeunt separately. SCENE I.—A Room in a Tavern. Young WILDING and PApillion rising from ..."

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