Definitions

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  • n. An enclosed area in which a steel band practises.
  • n. Obsolete form of pannier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See pannier.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pannier.

Etymologies

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From pan + yard.

Examples

  • A sign welcoming visitors to the 'panyard' was also placed on an abandoned guard booth at the car park's entrance.

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  • On Carnival Tuesday Neal and Massy Trinidad All Stars, with what must have been its largest turnout of sailors in years, made two attempts to get to the Savannah after leaving the panyard on Duke and George Streets just after 9 a.m.

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  • Everyone in the band played a role in retaining the title and this is just the beginning of a long-term plan we have for Silver Stars, 'Pouchet said as he stood at the entrance of the panyard pressing hands with scores of people coming in to join the celebration.

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  • The results were announced at around 3.45 a.m. and Silver Stars quickly moved the celebrations from the Queen's Park Savannah to its Tragarete Road panyard.

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  • As an old 'Hilanders' 'himself, Olliveirra would have limed in' Puntin's '' popular Laventille tailor shop, back then before we had ceded the industry to exports, back then when the tailor shop, like the panyard, was where young men gathered, nobody turning out to be at

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  • Clarkie and I were settling our panyard itinerary 2010.

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  • Results for the panyard judging of small and medium bands are scheduled to be released tomorrow.

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  • BP Renegades Board Member Peter Lochin said with only 17 large bands, panyard judging was not necessary.

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  • There will be no panyard judging for large conventional steelbands for another year.

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  • Rookman Mahadeo, who lives next to the panyard on Dottin Street, San Fernando, filed a nuisance writ earlier this month to have the steel orchestra stop its operations.

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  • In the days before MP3 devices, people rode bikes around with steel bands in their saddlebags.

    December 16, 2015

  • We adults are still girls and boys
    But free to annoy with our toys.
    A cacophonous standard
    Is set in the panyard,
    A hell (or a heaven) of noise.

    However, I am not persuaded by the "steel band corral" definition for this word. It sounds like something concocted in a competition to guess what the word might mean, maybe beating out "the distance traveled by a pancake when flipped from a skillet." I see that the more commonly cited definition is an obsolete version of pannier, a kind of basket. This pleases me more. It's a sturdy weed surviving through neglect.

    A word may do what you ask it
    But temper the challenge you task it;
    Above all stand guard
    So a word like panyard
    Can gracefully age as a basket.

    December 16, 2015