Middle English Dictionary Entry

piln n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

A little cushion used in horseback riding, a pillion.

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  • (1480) Wardrobe Acc.Edw.IV in Nicolas PPExp.163 : Delyuered for to make off a pilion for the right high and right noble Princesse Lady Margaret Duchesse of Bourgongne.., clothe of gold, iij yerdes and a quarter blue and purpulle; bokeram, ij yerdes; frenge, vj unces di' of blue and purpul silk; frenge, xj unces di' of Venys gold.
Note: = OD pillion n.(2). Cp. MED pillioun n., = OD pillion n.(1).