- pillion:  The word pillion long predates the invention of the motorcycle. It originally denoted a ‘small light saddle on a horse’, particularly one placed behind a main saddle. It is ultimately of Latin origin, but it reached English via a Celtic route. English borrowed it from Scottish Gaelic pillean, a diminutive form of peall ‘covering, cushion’. This in turn came from Latin pellis ‘skin’ (source of English pelt ‘skin’ and related to English film).
=> film, pelt
- pillion (n.)
- kind of saddle, c. 1500, of Celtic origin (compare Irish pillin, Gaelic pillin), ultimately from Latin pellis "skin, pelt" (see film (n.)).
- 1. As a learner rider you must not carry a pillion passenger.
- 2. She rode pillion on her son's motor bike.
- 3. He drove his motorbike, with me riding pillion.
- 他开摩托车, 我坐在后座上.
- 4. I had a terrifying journey on the pillion seat of a Honda 750.
- 5. I was riding Kevin's wife's bike. She took up the pillion seat behind Kev.
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