Definition of pillion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɪliən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪliən//
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a seat for a passenger behind the driver of a motorcycle a pillion passenger/seat I made the whole journey on the pillion. See related entries: Driving Word Origin late 15th cent. (denoting a light saddle): from Scottish Gaelic pillean, Irish pillín ‘small cushion’, diminutive of pell, from Latin pellis ‘skin’.

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