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pillion

 [pil´yon]
a temporary artificial lower limb.

pillion

(pĭl′yŭn) [L. pellis, skin]
A temporary form of artificial leg, esp. a peg-leg type of stump.
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FOUR PILLION PASSENGERS "If you are carrying four passengers on a motorcycle, that makes it very difficult to navigate and control the bike.
The rider, Danny Raj Muniappan, 24, and his pillion, Trivikram R L, 21, had just completed their shifts at Changi Airport - where they work as Certis Cisco officers (security guards) - after which the accident took place around 10.
Keywords: Dupatta, Entrapment, Female, Pillion, Injuries.
Neither of the pillion passengers is believed to have worn a helmet.
The pillion passenger, who was estimated to be in his late teens, was disorientated and complaining of chest, left arm and left leg injuries.
Sergeant Nick Edwards, from the force's motorcycle unit, said: "The levels of harm to which Paul Roberts subjected himself, his pillion passenger, the public and my officer are just beyond comprehension.
The telescopic front forks well in absorbing the bumps on the road even with the pillion on.
Pillion or piggy-back riding is a common practice in the Philippines, a country where travel by motorised to wheel transport is prevalent.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "e pillion and rider had both been thrown from the motorcycle in the collision.
With a pillion passenger, on a practice lap, race bikes can reach speeds of around 185 miles per hour on the public roads making up the course running between the towns of Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush.
Col Saeed Al Alaikam, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department in Ras Al Khaimah, said the deceased's 16-year-old daughter who was riding pillion was also injured in the accident.
The 54-year-old female pillion passenger sustained serious leg injuries and was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.